Hull joined the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and has been a backup linebacker for the team ever since. He missed the first eight games of 2018 due to a knee injury and was only able to record nine tackles (seven solo) in eight contests once he returned. He'll likely be a depth linebacker and special teams player once again in 2019.
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'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 this 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 injured his left knee and won't return to Thursday's preseason opener against the Buccaneers, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Hull needed to be carted off the field, which obviously isn't a good sign. The fourth-year linebacker is a core special-teamer for the Dolphins and his absence could force Miami to look to the free-agent market.
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