Miami designated Laird (knee) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. The running back has been on IR since Week 13 while dealing with an MCL injury. He'll participate in practice for the next three days while the Dolphins assess whether he's fit to return from IR ahead of Sunday's season finale versus the Patriots.
The Dolphins placed Laird (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday. Laird sustained an MCL sprain in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Giants and will be forced to miss at least three games by virtue of his placement on IR. Since the Dolphins have a Week 14 bye, the 26-year-old won't be eligible to return until the regular-season finale Jan. 9 against the Patriots.
Laird was diagnosed with an MCL sprain Monday and is expected to miss multiple weeks, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Laird suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Giants and was quickly ruled out after being examined in the medical tent. With the 26-year-old expected to be sidelined for multiple weeks, it's likely that he will be placed on injured reserve to open up a roster spot. Laird has played double-digit offensive snaps just twice this season, so his absence shouldn't impact the Dolphins' offensive rotations.
Laird has been ruled out from Sunday's game against the Giants. Laird suffered the injury in the first quarter and walked off the field under his own power after being looked at by trainers. He then went into the medical tent and ultimately the locker room before being quickly ruled out. The severity of the injury is not clear at this point, but Laird's next chance to return will be Week 15 as the Dolphins have a Week 14 bye.
Laird will make the jump from the practice squad to the 53-man roster for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Laird will be the third running back behind Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed since Malcolm Brown (quadriceps) hit IR earlier in the week. The 26-year-old will likely see a handful of snaps against a Bills defense that ranks sixth in DVOA so far this season.
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