Drake (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Drake's back-to-back limited practices shouldn't provide cause for concern regarding his status for Sunday's game in Minnesota. The Dolphins have simply been exercising caution in restricting the running back's exposure to unnecessary contact leading up to gamedays the last couple of weeks, which has thus far helped Drake avoid any setbacks with his shoulder. Expect him to split work out of the backfield with Frank Gore this weekend, as per usual.
Drake (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Drake was limited at practice last week as well, but did not carry an injury designation into the Dolphins' Week 14 contest against the Patriots. The running back ended up logging 24 of a possible 48 snaps in the game, en route to carrying six times for 24 yards. Of course, Drake's fantasy line was saved by a wild TD -- credited as a 55-yard catch -- that involved a pair of laterals on the final play of the day.
Drake rushed six times for 24 yards and caught his lone target for a 55-yard touchdown in Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots.
Drake was looking at a massively disappointing afternoon entering the game's final play, but managed to score an unbelievable touchdown to give the Dolphins the win. Ryan Tannehill completed a short pass to Kenny Stills and two laterals later Drake was able to navigate through numerous Patriots defenders for the touchdown. Frank Gore carried 12 times for 92 yards and Brandon Bolden had 60 yards and two touchdowns on two carries, as Drake received few opportunities in the run game. The exhilarating finish aside, the 24-year-old finished with fewer than 10 carries and 40 rushing yards for the fourth straight game. The Vikings second-ranked rush defense (3.7 YPC) awaits in Week 15.
Drake (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
Drake remains limited to non-contact work in practice but should be fine to handle his usual workload in a timeshare with Frank Gore. The third-year pro hasn't made much of a dent on the ground since October, but he did hit paydirt on receptions the past two weeks, giving him eight total scores for the season.
Drake (shoulder) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Drake repeated his level of participation from a day earlier and could be restricted again in the Dolphins' final session of the week Friday, as the team has been reluctant to expose him to contact during their recent practices. It ultimately shouldn't impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Patriots, as Drake failed to practice in full capacity at any point last Wednesday through Friday before avoiding an injury designation heading into the Dolphins' eventual 21-17 win over the Bills in Week 13.
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