Smythe played in just five offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Smythe was dealing with an ankle injury late in the week, but he was ultimately cleared to play. Smythe, however, is currently buried on the Dolphins' depth chart and will likely continue seeing very limited work unless more injuries hit the position.
Smythe (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation going into Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Smythe popped up on the injury report Thursday with a limited participation in practice, but was able to practice fully Friday. While the Notre Dame product is third on the depth chart, he could see an increased workload if fellow tight end A.J. Derby (foot) misses time Sunday.
Smythe was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
This is Smythe's first appearance on the injury report this week, so it's likely he hurt his ankle during Wednesday's practice. Being simply limited, there's a good chance he still plays Sunday versus the Bears, but Friday's practice will be more telling. The rookie fifth-round pick has suited up for all five games, but he's failed to come up with either of his two targets.
Smythe played only two offensive snaps Sunday, ceding the vast majority of Miami's tight end workload to rookie Mike Gesicki. Even if A.J. Derby (foot) remains sidelined for a significant amount of time, it's unlikely that Smythe will carve out a notable role in the Dolphins offense.
|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|