Gaskin (knee) will not play Sunday after the running back was not activated off injured reserve in time to be eligible to play in the contest, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. There was some thought Gaskin could play after serving his mandatory three-game stint on injured reserve, but Saturday's lack of announcement means he'll be unable to play Sunday against the Jets. With Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) also ruled out, Matt Breida will step into the starting role with Patrick Laird and DeAndre Washington expected to chip in as complementary pieces.
Coach Brian Flores relayed Friday that the team's coaching staff will review the film on Gaskin (knee) before determining if he'll be activated for Sunday's game against the Jets, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Gaskin, who is still on IR, has been practicing this week and if he is indeed deemed fit to play this weekend, there's a path for him to reclaim the team's lead role, with Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) having been ruled out for Sunday's contest. Miami's other backfield options include Matt Breida, Patrick Laird and DeAndre Washington.
The Dolphins designated Gaskin (knee) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. The Dolphins will have 21 days to evaluate Gaskin for a return to the 53-man roster. Gaskin was seen donning a non-contact jersey Wednesday, so he might need to increase his involvement in workouts Thursday and Friday to have a realistic shot at playing Sunday against the Jets. Undrafted rookie Salvon Ahmed has impressed enough in recent weeks that Miami likely won't feel the need to rush Gaskin back into action unless the team is convinced he's at or near 100 percent health.
Gaskin (knee) will be placed on IR and miss a minimum of three games, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Gaskin's original timetable for a return from a sprained MCL was roughly three games, so it makes sense for the team to put the back on IR and clear up a roster spot. It makes for a tough position group to gauge, as Matt Breida (hamstring) and Patrick Laird (ankle) are both dealing with injuries of their own. The Dolphins may soon find themselves using Jordan Howard again, who had been a healthy scratch for three consecutive games. They also acquired DeAndre Washington via trade, but as a new acquisition, he'll presumably have to quarantine and test for COVID-19 before being allowed to suit up.
Gaskin is expected to miss the Dolphins' next three games due to a sprained MCL, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Gaskin has been the team's top RB this season, gaining 585 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on 130 touches through seven games. His work on the ground has been modest (3.9 YPC), but he also has gathered in 30 of 35 targets (86 percent catch rate). With such a void to fill in the backfield, Miami dealt for DeAndre Washington before Tuesday's deadline. Washington will join Matt Breida, Patrick Laird (ankle), Lynn Bowden, Jordan Howard and Salvon Ahmed in the backfield.
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