Maualuga (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Maualuga has been a bit of a mess since the Dolphins signed him late in August. He was out of shape at first and is now dealing with a balky hamstring. The Dolphins lack depth at linebacker so even with the addition of Stephone Anthony via trade Tuesday, it does seem that his roster spot is safe but his value to the team seems to lessen with each passing day.
Maualuga (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Maualuga sustained a hamstring injury at some point and did not practice this week. The former second-round pick was still returning to football shape prior to the injury, so his status beyond Week 2 remains unclear.
Maualuga is dealing with a hamstring injury and did not practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
The specifics of the injury are still unknown, but it's hardly a good sign for a player who was still working his back back into football shape. Maualuga signed with the Dolphins almost a month ago but still seems to be lagging behind in regards to his physical conditioning. It remains to be seen the role the veteran linebacker would have in Sunday's game against the Chargers, if he is even able to play.
Maualuga stated Tuesday that if Miami does play Tampa Bay this week that he will be ready to go, Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Maualuga was out of shape when signed by Miami after the season ending knee injury to Raekwon McMillan. Even if the Dolphins believe that Maualuga is ready to play, a big if, Mike Hull is still expected to start over him for at least the first few weeks of the season. Maualuga will have to prove to coach Adam Gase in practice that he is truly ready for game action before being active against Tampa Bay.
Maualuga may not be ready for the season opener, Jason Lieser of PalmBeachPost.com reports.
The team is concerned that Maualuga is not fit enough to play as of yet. While it's not ideal that he's not in great football shape right now, the team was certainly aware of this possibility when they brought him in last week. Given the current climate of his progression, Maualuga is unlikely to have any great fantasy impact this season.
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