Van Ginkel accumulated 15 tackles (11 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery across six regular-season games in 2019.
The rookie fifth-round pick began the season on injured reserve due to a foot issue. His role on defense ramped up upon his return to the field Week 12, culminating in a six-tackle performance during the season finale against New England, in which Van Ginkel handled 98 percent of snaps on defense. He'll benefit from another offseason to develop in Miami.
Van Ginkel was reinstated from injured reserve Wednesday, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Van Ginkel has yet to make his NFL debut but figures to do so in the coming weeks after he was activated off IR, fully recovered from a foot injury that has kept him on the shelf since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 draft.
Van Ginkel (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, meaning he's one of two players the Dolphins designated to return from IR, Alain Poupart of the team's official site reports.
This opens the three-week window for the Dolphins to activate Van Ginkel from IR, and the rookie fifth-rounder could return as soon as Sunday against the Bills. The Dolphins' brass is likely excited to see what Van Ginkel can bring to the table at the top level after compiling 59 tackles -- 9.5 for a loss -- and 5.5 sacks over 12 games during his senior year at Wisconsin.
Van Ginkel (foot) could return from injured reserve this season, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Coach Brian Flores said Van Ginkel is "not quite there yet, but he's working his way back." The rookie fifth-round pick out of Wisconsin landed on injured reserve prior to the season opener with the foot injury, but there's still a chance he could make his NFL debut in 2019.
The Dolphins placed Van Ginkel (foot) on injured reserve Friday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
The rookie fifth-round pick projected to begin his career with the Dolphins as a special-teams asset while working to develop into a contributor on defense. A foot injury appears to have delayed those plans, and Van Ginkel will now likely spend the 2019 campaign on IR.
The Dolphins selected Van Ginkel in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 151st overall.
Van Ginkel transferred to Wisconsin after beginning his career at South Dakota, where he was a backfield terror off the edge. As a Badger, he picked up 12.0 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in two years and was named Third-Team All-Big Ten as a senior. Van Ginkel tested extremely well at the combine with jumps and agility drills all in the 82nd percentile or better. He'll likely start out as a special teamer, but the instincts and athleticism are strong enough to where he's worth a fifth-round gamble.
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