The Dolphins cut Middleton on Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Middleton only suited up for one game with the Dolphins and didn't post a tackle. Over 12 NFL games, Middleton has made 33 tackles and four pass breakups. This move likely means the Dolphins have confidence Bobby McCain (hamstring) and Reshad Jones (ankle) will be ready for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Middleton signed a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
The Dolphins are bringing in Middleton after they traded Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers on Monday. Middleton started three games for the Jets last season, but he saw his reps drop severely when he suffered multiple injuries, including a season-ending pectoral tear. The 25-year-old will have a chance to rejuvenate his career, as he should have a chance to earn a starting job if he can stay healthy.
Middleton is getting reps with the first-team defense during OTAs, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
It sounds like Middleton is healthy after spending the final nine games of the 2018 season on injured reserve with a torn pectoral. He's only getting first-team reps due to the limitations of Marcus Maye (shoulder), but it's nonetheless a sign of Middleton's standing as a top depth option in advance of the 2019 campaign. The fourth-year safety racked up 27 tackles and three pass breakups in seven games with the Jets in 2018.
Middleton (pectoral) signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender with the Jets on Tuesday.
Middleton spent the final nine games of the season on injured reserve after suffering a torn pectoral against the Vikings. The 25-year-old also missed the 2017 season after tearing the opposite pectoral muscle, and his recovery progress remains unclear.
Middleton (pectoral) landed on the Jets' injured reserve Tuesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
No surprise here, as Middleton tore his pectoral muscle in Sunday's matchup with the Vikings. The Jets now have just two healthy safeties, so they will be spread thin in the secondary heading into Week 8 unless they make some roster moves to balance it out.
Middleton tore his pectoral muscle in Week 7 against the Vikings and is out for the season, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Middleton tore his pectoral muscle last year, resulting in season-ending injured reserve. This year's injury is to the opposite muscle. He'll likely revert to IR in the coming days, meaning the Jets are down to just two healthy safeties. Look for Terrance Brooks to start alongside Jamal Adams now that Middleton and Marcus Maye (thumb) are both sidelined.
Middleton suffered a pectoral injury during Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Vikings, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Middleton's injury is reportedly on the opposite side of the pectoral muscle tear that kept him sidelined throughout the entire 2017 season. Expect an update on the safety's health following Monday's evaluation of his injury.
Middleton has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Minnesota with a shoulder injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Middleton earned the start in Week 7 with Marcus Maye (thumb) out. With the veteran nursing a shoulder issue, the Jets will turn to their last remaining safety option in Terrence Brooks. More word on Middleton should surface following Sunday's game.
Middleton (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Middleton could see an increased snap count if starting free safety Marcus Maye suffers any sort of setback to his ankle injury.
Middleton is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts with a hamstring injury.
Middleton began the week with no issues, but he was added to the injury report as a limited participant Thursday to earn the questionable tag. Starting safety Marcus Maye (ankle) is also listed as questionable, while cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson (quad) and Buster Skrine (concussion) are doubtful and ruled out, respectively.
Middleton (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Middleton injured his knee against the Browns in Week 3 but he appears to be past the issue. He'll operate as the team's top backup at safety behind starters Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams.
Middleton (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Middleton logged an impressive performance in the Jets' Week 3 loss to Cleveland, but has been nursing knee and finger injuries since then. The third-year safety could be a game-time decision, but his presence would be a huge boost for Gang Green's secondary with Marcus Maye (foot) also considered questionable.
Middleton didn't participate in practice Wednesday due to knee and finger injuries.
Middleton's finger injury dates back to last week, but the knee issue is a new one. The third-year safety is coming off his best performance of the season in the Week 3 loss to the Browns, during which he logged 11 tackles (10 solo) and a pass breakup. Those relying on Middleton in IDP leagues should check back on his outlook heading into the Week 4 matchup with the Jaguars when the Jets release their final practice report Friday.
Middleton (finger) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Middleton is slated to start at free safety next to Jamal Adams, having played all 70 defensive snaps during the Jets' Week 1 victory over the Lions while Marcus Maye was sidelined with a foot injury.
Middleton (finger) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Middleton played all 70 defensive snaps in Week 1 against the Lions while Marcus Maye (foot) sat out. Maye is listed as doubtful for Week 2, which makes Middleton's availability even more important. Despite the designation, the 24-year-old was a full participant in Friday's practice. If he can't go, however, expect the Jets to move Terrence Brooks to starting free safety opposite Jamal Adams.
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