Week 5 injury report
The final injury announcements for both the Miami Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers have ruled out numerous players ahead of their Week 5 faceoff. Those players will be inaccessible for Sunday’s game, leading to both crews making roster schemes to replenish holes and deliver depth.
Miami Dolphins inactives:
RB/WR Malcolm Perry; RB Salvon Ahmed; RB Jordan Howard; DE Jason Strowbridge; TE Durham Smythe; DE Shaq Lawson.
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San Francisco 49ers inactives:
QB Nick Mullens; WR Dante Pettis; CB Dontae Johnson; CB Emmanuel Moseley; 66 OL Tom Compton; TE Daniel Helm.
Dolphins running backs hit hard
What does it mean for the Dolphins? Well, First, the good news is Jakeem Grant is active and will play after occurring as questionable with an illness. Forthwith, the bad news is Jordan Howard is a scratch despite the fact Howard is earning $4.8 million this year and hasn’t done much. Howard is average a foul 0.8 yards per carrying. More running back news, Miamis Salvon Ahmed doesn’t get the chance to play despite being promoted to the 53 ahead of this week. More fascinating Dolphins’ decisions is Jason Strowbridge who still can’t seem to get on the field, despite the injury to DEvShaq Lawson.
New 2020 rule helps Miami beef up the 48 team roster
The Dolphins seize advantage of a new rule modification this year that enables up to two practice team players to be temporarily promoted to the active list for a game. The team then has a player pool of 55 to establish their 48 player game-day list. No related discharge of a player from the active roster is mandated, and the practice team player does not have to be authorized to the active roster, then waived pursuing the game to be re-signed to the practice squad.