The Miami Dolphins have reclaimed one of the team’s two standout rookies from the COVID-19 reserve roster as Jevon Holland was cleared for Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. home game against the New York Jets.
Holland, who was one of six dolphin players in the COVID-19 reserve last week, gave two negative COVID-19 tests required to be admitted.
The security rookie, who has made 51 captures, two interceptions, two sacks and three fumbles in his 13 games this season, joins past Miles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed as dolphin players who returned from the COVID-19 reserve roster last year. week.
Whether Holland, Gaskin and Ahmed are playing on Sunday is the coach’s decision. The last time Miami was in this situation, the Dolphins decided that offensive lineman Austin Jackson would miss the first game of the season because he hadn’t trained for a week. However, Jackson was active in the game and served as a backup.
Dolphins receiver Jaylen Waddle, quarterback Phillip Lindsay and rookie Jerry Doakes, who is a member of Miami’s training team, remained on the COVID-19 reserve roster by Saturday 4:00 pm deadline, which determines a player’s eligibility for Sunday’s game.
The Dolphins will have to play without all three, but Waddle’s absence will be the most difficult to overcome.
Waddle, who has made 86 tricks for 849 yards and has scored five touchdowns this season, has become the center of Miami’s passing game. He played all three foster parties and was the playmaker for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
His absence likely means DeVante Parker needs to take on a bigger role in the second game after a hamstring injury that left him black out for a month in November.
Parker, who has a record 30 receptions for 389 yards and one touchdown, has caught at least four passes in every game he has played this season. Returning to the squad two weeks ago, he caught five assists for 62 yards in Miami’s 20-9 win over the New York Giants.
It also means that Mike Gesicki may have a larger set of latches on the slot receiver, which he’s been playing for three seasons now. And most importantly, the Dolphins will need Preston Williams, Albert Wilson, Mac Hollins and Isaiah Ford, four other roster successors, to raise their contribution level.
The Dolphins also raised Tommily Lewis’ successor from the training squad. Lewis, a fifth-year veteran signed earlier this week, has experience as a hitter in four seasons with the New Orleans Saints. It is likely that he will play that role, leaving Waddle aside, and Holland’s training time will be limited this week.
Waddle and Holland have been major returning boats to Miami since the Dolphins traded Jakem Grant for the Chicago Bears in October.
Lewis, Dwyer’s former standout player, played 45 career antlers at 404 yards, averaging 9.0 yards per return, and responded with 27 kicks for 617 yards (22.9 yards per return).
The Dolphins also pulled backup center Greg Manz out of injury, returning him to the 53-man roster where he will be Michael Deiter’s primary reserve player.
Muntz started four games for the Dolphins, while Deiter recovered his quadriceps and a foot injury from which he returned. Mantz has spent the past four weeks in the reserves with a knee injury.