Hull (knee) was activated off injured reserve Wednesday, the team's official site reports. Hull had 21 days to be activated following his participation in practice Oct. 17, but it appears he only needed two of the three weeks to prove to the coaching staff and front office he was ready to contribute. Hull accounted for 183 defensive snaps and 341 special teams snaps last season and he should resume a role working behind Kiko Alonso.
Hull (knee) took part in Wednesday's practice session, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports. Hull's return to practice means that he'll be eligible for activation from injured reserve as soon as Oct. 26, which would put him on track to play Week 9 against the Jets. The fourth-year linebacker recorded 35 tackles (27 solo) last season and will likely serve in a reserve role once he's reinstated to the 53-man roster.
Hull (knee) suffered an MCL injury in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bucs and is expected to miss several weeks, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Hull's injury is not expected to be season-ending, but there's no clear timetable for his return yet. The 27-year-old is entering his fourth season with the Dolphins and competing for a role at linebacker. Expect an update when more clarity is provided regarding his recovery time.
Hull had 35 tackles and a fumble recovery in 16 games for Miami during the 2017 season. Hull actually started two games at linebacker earlier this season, but he was mainly used on special teams after Week 4. He provides the team with depth at OLB, which is likely where his future lies should he remain with the team.
Hull is the player most likely to take over at starting middle linebacker for the recently released Rey Maualuga, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Hull was also the starter earlier this season as the Dolphins waited for Maualuga to get into playing shape. Hull has 24 tackles and a fumble recovery in nine games for the Dolphins this season. He is likely to be flanked by Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso for Sunday's game versus Tampa Bay.
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