McMillan was traded to the Raiders from the Dolphins on Saturday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
This is a bit of a shocking transaction given Miami lost possible starting middle linebacker Vince Biegel (Achilles) early in the preseason, leaving Elandon Roberts and Kamu Grugier-Hill as the only possible veteran fill-ins. It's also strange from the Raiders' perspective given the team just signed Cory Littleton to a three-year, $36 million contract this past offseason which would seemingly make the McMillan acquisition redundant. It's unclear what type of compensation was given up to acquire the 2017 second-round pick, but the 24-year-old will nevertheless be forced to compete for defensive snaps in 2020.
McMillan (hamstring) will compete to retain a starting role during training camp, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
McMillan and Vince Biegel are considered the early favorites for the other linebacker spots up for grabs alongside locked-in starters Kyle Van Noy and Jerome Baker. However, the Dolphins more than occasionally deployed five or more defensive backs in 2019, a pattern which could once again lead to regular two-linebacker sets. In the event that McMillan, who still has to overcome his weakness in coverage, is unable to cement himself as the clear No. 3 option and instead splits reps with Biegel, it would significantly dampen his value in IDP formats for 2020.
McMillan (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
With just two games remaining on the slate, it comes as little surprise that the injury suffered in Sunday's game with the Giants ends the 24-year-old's season. Andrew Van Ginkel saw a season-high 35 snaps in Week 15 and figures to see an uptick in playing time going forward.
McMillan exited Sunday's game against the Giants with a hamstring injury.
McMillan suffered the injury during the second half and is listed as questionable to return. Vince Biegel is in line to receive additional snaps, in the meantime.
McMillan (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
McMillan appears back to full health after sitting out Week 11's divisional loss to the Bills. He was limited in Wednesday's practice. Barring any setbacks, expect the third-year linebacker to handle his usual workload against the Browns on Sunday.
McMillan (knee) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Bills.
McMillan was limited in practice all week, so it's not too much of a shock to see him sit this one out after being considered a game-time call. Look for backup Vince Biegel to take on a heavy snap count as a result of McMillan's absence.
Coach Brian Flores said Friday that McMillan (knee) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bills, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
McMillan has come on as a run stopper for the Dolphins in recent weeks, so if he were to miss Sunday's game against the Bills it would be a notable blow to the team's defensive front. The 2017 second-round pick practiced in a limited capacity to begin the week, and he'll have one more opportunity to upgrade to full participation Friday.
McMillan (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Since losing his rookie year to a torn ACL, McMillan has played every game since the start of the 2018 campaign. A potential absence for Sunday's game against the Bills affects fantasy owners in IDP leagues, as he's on pace for another 100-plus tackles this year. Keep an eye on his practice status over the next two days.
McMillan notched nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Redskins.
McMillan's snap count remains a worry -- he played only 51 percent of snaps on defense Week 6 -- though he's shown well as a run stopper in two straight contests. The 2017 second-round pick will remain difficult to trust in IDP formats as long as Jerome Baker and Sam Eguavoen continue to eat into his workload.
The Dolphins may prefer Jerome Baker and Sam Eguavoen over McMillan at linebacker for their skills in pass coverage, causing McMillan to see less work so far this season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
This notion would certainly explain why McMillan has played just 79 defensive snaps through three games this season, while Baker and Eguavoen each played 72 snaps in Week 3 alone. McMillan has 11 total tackles through three contests and hasn't seen more than 51 percent of defensive snaps in a game yet in 2019, after consistently seeing more than 70 percent of snaps in a given game last season.
McMillan (undisclosed) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
McMillan dealt with an undisclosed injury in OTAs and training camp. He shed the issue just in time for Week 1's matchup versus the Ravens. McMillan will start at inside linebacker on Sunday, and he'll look to build off a 2018 season where he registered 105 tackles and two forced fumbles.
Head coach Brian Flores said Monday that McMillan is "close" to returning from his undisclosed injury, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
McMillan has been dealing with the injury since Aug. 3, and its nature and exact severity remain unclear. It would naturally benefit the 23-year-old to return to practice to not only get healthy and ready for the season; however, it would also behoove him to fend off Sam Eguavoen, who has threatened to take reps away from McMillan at middle linebacker. Eguavoen earned first-team reps on defense early in training camp and has seemingly impressed coaches so far in preseason action.
McMillan (undisclosed) has been overtaken by Sam Eguavoen as the starting middle linebacker in the early stages of training camp, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
McMillan remains listed as the starter on Miami's first preseason depth chart, but Eguavoen has spent the majority of training camp working with the first team and has played like the superior option in coverage. Eguavoen joined the Dolphins earlier this offseason following a stint in the CFL, and he appears to have a legitimate shot at beating out McMillan. A 2017 second-round pick, McMillan has been hampered by injuries throughout the early days of camp and will look to return to full health and rebound. In any case, Miami's linebacker position battle will be worth tracking through the preseason.
McMillan did not participate at Saturday's practice for an undisclosed reason, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
It is unclear what injury McMillan is dealing with or how severe it is. The 23-year-old started all 16 games for the Dolphins last season, and once again figures to be in the linebacker rotation.
McMillan (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
The reason for McMillan's inactivity during the start of OTAs remains unknown, but the linebacker is nonetheless back in action. His availability is great news after McMillan took few practice reps last offseason while rehabbing from a torn ACL.
McMillan has an undisclosed injury that is holding him out of OTA practices, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
McMillan is likely being held out as a precaution. He reportedly is expected to return to practices fairly soon.
McMillan complied 105 tackles, one pass defended, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2018.
After losing his entire rookie season to a torn ACL, McMillan came on as a leader in the Dolphins' defense in 2018. The middle linebacker position was one of Miami's most notable weaknesses heading into the season, but the 2017 second-round pick's strong play has put any worries at ease. Following up an inconsistent start to the year, McMillan greatly improved during the second half of the season and averaged 7.9 tackles per game from Week 10 to Week 17. McMillan racked up the second-most tackles of any Dolphins player in 2018, trailing only Kiko Alonso, and he'll remain an integral part of the team's plans for the future.
McMillan posted 10 tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Jaguars.
In what has been a disappointing season for the Dolphins overall, McMillan's development can be seen as a rare point of optimism. The second-year pro, who missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL, has come on as a leader in Miami's defense down the stretch. McMillan will be a solid IDP play Week 17 against the Bills.
McMillan recorded nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots.
McMillan equaled a season high in tackles during Sunday's win against New England. The second-year pro has posted at least seven tackles in his last four games, and he will be a solid IDP play against the Vikings in Week 15.
McMillan made nine tackles (seven solo) in Thursday's 42-23 loss to the Texans.
McMillan has posted at least six tackles in each of the last five games, 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.
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