Anthony was replaced at starting outside linebacker by rookie Jerome Baker at Sunday's practice, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Anthony was essentially a non-factor in limited snaps during the Dolphins' preseason opener against the Buccaneers, while the team has elected to give their third-round rookie (Baker) a chance at securing a starting job at outside linebacker. Anthony exhibits a larger frame than Baker, but the latter has shown playmaking ability and speed in coverage situations.
Anthony, who was dealt to the Dolphins from the Saints early on in 2017, ended up playing in just eight games for Miami due to a couple of different injuries. As a result, he finished the year with just 15 total tackles. With Anthony potentially commanding $9.2 million in 2019 if his fifth-year option was picked up, the Dolphins understandably declined it, especially considering it would have been fully guaranteed for injury. That puts Anthony into a contract year, so he'll likely do everything he can to stay healthy and improve across the board as a defender.
Anthony (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Anthony was able to play in Week 11's game against the Bucs, but he was limited to only 21 total snaps. He's in line to play Sunday against the Patriots, yet he isn't slated for many snaps behind Kiko Alonso.
Anthony sustained the injury during the game Sunday versus Tampa Bay. That game was the first one he had played in since Week 4. If he can't play Sunday the Dolphins will be awfully thin at LB with only Chase Allen and the recently signed Neville Hewitt as backups for each position.
Anthony is appearing in his first game since Week 4 against the Saints, but leaving the game with an injury puts the Dolphins in a tight spot. Chase Allen (concussion) has also left the game, leaving just three healthy Dolphins' linebackers: Kiko Alonso, Mike Hull and Lawrence Timmons. If Anthony doesn't return Sunday, expect more updates on his injury Wednesday.
|8||10/25/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||112||70.0||42||1||1||5||5.0||5||0||5|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||10||16||12.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||2||0||1||31||1||1|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|