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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Active in Week 11

    Van Ginkel (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Van Ginkel practiced in limited fashion throughout the week, so it's not a big surprise that he'll be able to suit up. He enters Week 11 having posted 1.5 sacks across his last two games and should continue to play a key role in Miami's defense.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Limited at Friday's practice

    Van Ginkel (back) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Jets, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Van Ginkel was limited at practice all week and is officially questionable for Sunday's game. If he is unable to suit up, then Darius Hodge is expected to be in line for an increased role against New York.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Wraps up moderate breakout campaign

    Van Ginkel had 48 tackles (29 solo), 5.5 sacks, four defended passes, three forced fumbles and one fumble that he recovered for a touchdown across 16 games in 2020. Van Ginkel spent most of his rookie season in 2019 dealing with a foot injury, ultimately only suiting up for six contests, but he emerged as a consistent contributor on defense while playing a full 16-game slate in 2020. The second-year pro usually lingered around 50 percent of defensive snaps per game, though he jumped into a starting role (80-plus percent of snaps) during the final four games of the regular season. Given the ability Van Ginkel demonstrated as a pass rusher this season, he'll need to be monitored as a potential breakout candidate for 2021.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Officially clear of concussion

    Coach Brian Flores said that Van Ginkel is out of the concussion protocol, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Van Ginkel logged a full practice session Wednesday, making this announcement from Flores little more than a formality. Barring any sort of setback between now and Sunday, Van Ginkel appears ready to suit up against the Rams, having been afforded extra time to recuperate by Miami's Week 7 bye.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Practices in full Wednesday

    Van Ginkel (concussion) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Coach Brian Flores said Monday that the 25-year-old was still in the concussion protocol, but he was able to practice with no limitations Wednesday. Van Ginkel sustained the concussion during the Week 6 win over the Jets, but it appears he won't miss any games due to the well-timed bye week.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Remains in concussion protocol

    Coach Brian Flores said Monday that Van Ginkel is making progress but remains in concussion protocol, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Van Ginkel still has plenty of time to clear the league's protocol and return to the lineup this Sunday against the Rams. If he's able to get back in the fold, his role will depend on whether Kyle Van Noy (groin) does the same. If Van Noy misses another week, Van Ginkel could start Sunday, but the second-year linebacker out of Wisconsin is in line for a decent workload either way.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Done for day

    Van Ginkel has been diagnosed with a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game versus the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Van Ginkel started in place of Kyle Van Noy (groin) on Sunday, but now he's done for the day as well. Sam Eguavoen is expected to see an increase in usage for the rest of the game. Van Ginkel will aim to clear the league's concussion protocol by the Week 8 matchup against the Rams.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Reinstated from IR

    Van Ginkel was reinstated from injured reserve Wednesday, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. Van Ginkel has yet to make his NFL debut but figures to do so in the coming weeks after he was activated off IR, fully recovered from a foot injury that has kept him on the shelf since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 draft.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Designated to return

    Van Ginkel (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, meaning he's one of two players the Dolphins designated to return from IR, Alain Poupart of the team's official site reports. This opens the three-week window for the Dolphins to activate Van Ginkel from IR, and the rookie fifth-rounder could return as soon as Sunday against the Bills. The Dolphins' brass is likely excited to see what Van Ginkel can bring to the table at the top level after compiling 59 tackles -- 9.5 for a loss -- and 5.5 sacks over 12 games during his senior year at Wisconsin.
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  • Dolphins' Andrew Van Ginkel: Lands on IR

    The Dolphins placed Van Ginkel (foot) on injured reserve Friday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. The rookie fifth-round pick projected to begin his career with the Dolphins as a special-teams asset while working to develop into a contributor on defense. A foot injury appears to have delayed those plans, and Van Ginkel will now likely spend the 2019 campaign on IR.
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