This comes as no surprise as Anthony reportedly is ready to play against the Jets on Sunday. The 2015 first-round pick will have an immediate opportunity to make a first impression with the Dolphins, but he remains a unproven IDP option until he illustrates some consistency and can stay on the field.
Anthony (ankle) will be ready to play Sunday against the Jets, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
This will be Anthony's first game of the season, and more importantly, the first start with his new squad. Even with little time to learn the playbook in Miami, he's slated to be the starting strongside linebacker. This game is against the Jets, though, so it should be a good way to ease into the new defensive scheme. It'll be interesting to see if he is over the "sophomore slump" he suffered last season, so he's more of a wait-and-see option at this point.
The Dolphins suspended starting strongside linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after he went incognito over the weekend, creating a need at the second level of the defense. Anthony, who has missed the first two games of the season with an ankle injury, will likely fill the void when healthy. Having said that, it remains to be see which Anthony will show up. After accumulating 112 tackles as a rookie in 2015, he didn't have the same impact last season, notching 16 stops in 10 games while tending to the occasional injury.
Anthony was limited in practice this past week and considered questionable heading into Sunday. His inactive status will force either A.J. Klein or Hau'oli Kikaha into the starting lineup.
Anthony (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports.
Anthony practiced on a limited basis this week after sitting out the Saints' Week 1 loss to the Vikings. It remains unclear how likely the 25-year-old is to play, especially considering that he missed the majority of training camp.
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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|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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|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|