Drake was spotted wearing a red non-contact jersey at Tuesday's practice session, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Drake is still battling a shoulder issue, which likely dates back to the Nov. 11 contest against the Packers. His limited participation Tuesday could be a preservative measure to ensure he's ready to take the field Sunday against the Colts. His participation in practice as the week progresses will likely shed some more light on his status for the contest. In the event he's unable to play, veteran Frank Gore and rookie Kalen Ballage would likely shoulder most of the workload.
Drake took eight carries for 27 yards and caught both of his targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 31-12 loss to the Packers.
Drake played 34 of 68 snaps (50 percent) on offense, marking the ninth straight week in which his snap share landed between 45 and 66 percent. There's little reason to expect a change in roles after a Week 11 bye, considering Frank Gore rumbled for 90 yards on 13 carries during Sunday's ugly loss.
Drake, who was forced out of Sunday's game against the Packers with a shoulder injury, was subsequently able to return to the contest, Chris Perkins of The Athletic reports.
Drake will thus re-enter Miami's backfield committee in Week 10, which has been so far led by Frank Gore, with Kalen Ballage in reserve.
Drake was forced out of Sunday's game against the Packers with a shoulder injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald
Prior to his exit from the contest, Drake ran four times for 15 yards and caught one pass for three yards. In his absence, added backfield touches are available for Frank Gore and Kalen Ballage.
Drake carried three times for nine yards and caught four of six targets for an additional 26 yards during Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets.
Drake was an afterthought in the running game, watching as Frank Gore received 20 carries on the day. He was the more involved of the two backs in the passing game, but he turned averaged just 4.3 yards per target in what was an underwhelming performance. Drake had enjoyed a fair amount of success over the last four games, making this poor effort even more frustrating for his fantasy owners. He'll look to get back on track next Sunday against the Packers.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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