McMillan made nine tackles (seven solo) in Thursday's 42-23 loss to the Texans.
McMillan has had at least six tackles in each of the last five games now, adding a forced fumble in that span as well. The 2017 second-round pick is performing well in his first NFL action -- 47 tackles in eight games -- after missing his entire rookie campaign with a torn ACL.
McMillan tied with T.J. McDonald as the team's leader in tackles. After missing his entire rookie season to an ACL tear, the second-year pro has cemented himself as a starter in Miami's 4-3 defense and logged at least six total tackles in his previous four games. As McMillan continues to acclimate to the speed of the NFL, his IDP arrow is trending up.
McMillan (knee) has been medically cleared to practice and doesn't appear to be operating under any limitations, Omar Kelly of the Miami Sun Sentinel reports.
McMillan tore his ACL last August and has made steady and setback-free progress in his recovery ever since. Now back in action, the 2017 second-rounder is serving as the "quarterback" of the Dolphins defense, which is a responsibility that head coach Adam Gase describes as a way to lighten fellow linebacker Kiko Alonso's workload. McMillan could be quite an IDP asset as the middle linebacker in the team's 4-3 defensive front, and at the very least he should serve as a clear upgrade over last year's combination of Rey Maualuga and Stephone Anthony.
McMillan is on the mend from a torn ACL he underwent surgery for last August. It isn't certain how active he'll be in practices next week, but him being on the field in any capacity is a positive development for Miami. The 2017 second-rounder is expected to be the starting middle linebacker in 2018 and his rehabilitation is worth monitoring in nearly all IDP formats.
McMillan (knee) is on schedule in his recovery, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. "He's right on, or ahead of schedule," Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said Wednesday. "That's from the coaching staff, the trainers. He's in the meetings all the time. Just talking about how he is and how his approach has been. He should be out there and ready to go in May, out there doing everything and 100 percent."
McMillan, the Dolphins' 2017 second-round draft pick, lost his entire rookie season to a torn ACL suffered in Miami's preseason opener. The bright side of this situation is that, given the timing of the injury, McMillan shouldn't need to miss any part of the offseason program.
|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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