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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Informed of release

    The Dolphins informed Howard (foot) on Friday that he will be released at the start of the league year, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. For the first time in his eight-year NFL career, Howard is expected to have to look for a new home this offseason. Howard's release, along with the expected release of Emmanuel Ogbah, will save Miami roughly $32 million in cap space. The four-time Pro Bowl cornerback finished the 2023 season with 45 total tackles, 12 passes defensed and one interception across 13 outings. He's expected to attract significant interest once he hits the open market, per Garafolo.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Injury revealed

    Howard was dealing with a foot sprain, which forced him to miss the Dolphins' final two games, including Saturday's wild-card loss to the Chiefs, Adam H. Beasley of ProFootballNetwork.com reports. Howard won't need surgery to repair his foot and should be ready for offseason activities. Beasley notes that the Baylor product doesn't seem inclined to take a pay cut, which could make him a candidate to be cut this spring.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Unlikely to play Saturday

    Head coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that the Dolphins are not planning for Howard (foot) to suit up for Saturday's wild-card game at Kansas City, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. Howard sat out of Miami's season finale due to a foot injury he sustained in Week 17 at Baltimore, and now it looks like he'll have to miss the wild-card round as well. If that indeed comes to pass, Eli Apple would probably be in line for increased snaps Saturday.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Ruled out for Week 18

    Howard (foot) won't play Sunday against the Bills, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports. Howard's absence for the regular-season finale comes as little surprise after he was carted off the field with the foot injury in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Ravens. On the bright side, Howard's injury won't require surgery, so he still has a chance to return during the postseason. Miami has clinched a playoff berth regardless of the outcome of the Week 18 game.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Leaves field on cart

    Howard (foot) is questionable to return to Sunday's game at Baltimore. Howard did not register in the box score before being carted off the field due to an injury to his left foot, according to Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post. Eli Apple stepped up to replace Howard, and Justin Bethel is also available in reserve.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Gets listed as questionable

    Howard (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Baltimore. Howard was limited at each of the Dolphins' practices over the week, so it seems he is truly questionable headed into the weekend. If he can't play Sunday, it could make for an easier day for MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Misses practice Wednesday

    Howard (hip) did not participate at the Dolphins' practice Wednesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports. Howard was unavailable for Miami's victory over the Jets in Week 15 due to a hip injury and he opened this week on the sidelines again at practice. The cornerback will have two more chances to return to the field before Sunday's matchup with Dallas.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Questionable for Week 15

    Howard (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports. Howard was estimated as a DNP Wednesday, but he logged back-to-back limited practice sessions to end the week. He has 41 tackles (33 solo) and one interception in 11 games this season.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Leading tackler in win

    Howard logged seven total tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss, while also breaking up one pass in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Raiders. The veteran cornerback was able to log a season-high in tackles Sunday, tying David Long for the Dolphins' leading tackler in Week 11. Through eight appearances, Howard has recorded six pass deflections and one interception, ranking second in both categories for Miami's defense. The All-Pro cornerback tandem of Howard and Jalen Ramsey has been great when they've been on the field together, and they'll continue causing problems for opposing quarterbacks as the season goes on.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Available in Germany

    Howard (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs in Frankfurt, Germany. Howard was listed as questionable heading into the weekend after he was a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, but he's not expected to face any restrictions Sunday as the Dolphins aim to slow down Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' aerial attack. Through six appearances on the season, the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback has recorded 27 tackles, four pass breakups and one interception.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Questionable after limited sessions

    Howard (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Howard was limited in all three of Miami's practices ahead of Sunday morning's game in Frankfurt, Germany. The cornerback last took the field in Week 6 against the Panthers. If Howard suits up Sunday, Miami will have the cornerback duo of Howard and Jalen Ramsey active simultaneously for the first time.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Inactive versus Philadelphia

    Howard (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Eagles. Howard suffered a groin injury during Miami's win against the Panthers last week, which will now keep the 30-year-old out of Sunday's matchup. Kader Kohou and Eli Apple will now be tasked with trying to slow down A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Returning to practice Thursday

    Howard (groin) will be a limited participant at practice Thursday, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports. Howard takes a positive step towards potentially suiting up in Week 7 by returning to practice Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity. He'll have a shot to play at Philadelphia, but unless he practices in full Friday, he'll likely carry an injury designation into the weekend.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Playing Sunday

    Howard (knee) is active Sunday against the Jets. Howard missed Week 17 against the Patriots, but he'll return to play Week 18. The veteran corner's return should be good news for the Miami secondary, as they work to secure a win over the Jets and a playoff spot.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Ruled out for Week 17

    Howard (knee) is among Miami's inactives for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Howard was questionable heading into Sunday after logging a limited practice session Thursday and sitting out entirely Friday. He evidently didn't progress enough over the weekend to play against New England and will consequently miss his second game of the campaign. Kader Kohou and Justin Bethel could each see more work in Howard's absence.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Added to injury report

    Howard (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports. Howard logged a full practice Wednesday, so this is technically a late-week downgrade for the veteran corner. Whether this was a veteran's rest day or Howard suffered some kind of injury the previous day remains unknown. His practice status for Friday should shed better light on his potential availability for Sunday's pivotal game with the Patriots.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Returns fumble for TD on Sunday

    Howard didn't record any tackles in Sunday's Week 12 win over Houston, but he returned a fumble for a touchdown in the second quarter. Howard failed to log a tackle for the first time this season, but he still had a big impact on the outcome. The Baylor alum scooped up a Jordan Akins fumble in the second period and ran untouched to the end zone to extend the Dolphins' lead to 27-0. Howard also logged a pass defense in the victory.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Ready for action

    Howard (groin) is active Week 8 agains the Lions. Howard missed enough practice time to warrant a questionable tag this week, but he'll end up suiting up for what is presumed to be his regular starting role. While a solid asset for the Dolphins, Howard's utility as an IDP continues to be limited in 2022 due to a lack of targets his way.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Questionable for Sunday

    Howard (groin) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Lions, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. After not practicing Wednesday due to a lingering groin injury, Howard logged back-to-back limited sessions and will likely be a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff. If Howard is ultimately ruled out, Justin Bethel, Kader Kohou and Keion Crossen would all be candidates for increased roles.
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  • Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Active against Steelers

    Howard (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Howard was questionable for Sunday's matchup after he was a limited participant during Friday's practice session, but he'll be able to play through his groin injury for a second consecutive week. He tallied three solo tackles and a pass defense during last week's loss to the Vikings.
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