The Miami Dolphins, running behind Raheem Mostart, got a positive update on his off-season knee rehab that he publicized on Wednesday morning.
“Rehab is going great! Close to 100%,” Mostart tweeted,
Mostart, 30, the speedster who signed free agency with the Dolphins in March, didn’t participate in organized team activities or off-season drills during minicamps. The injury originally sustained in the 2021 opener on his second carry of the season with the San Francisco 49ers.
“We’ve been very – I wouldn’t say cautious – but we haven’t tried to push the envelope,” said Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel, whose long stint as an offensive assistant with Mostart in San Francisco during the final was. OTA’s week when talking about all their players practice from off-season practice to injury rehab.
“People who have been injured are accountable professionals who want to play worse than all of us wanting to play them. I can promise that it’s a fact. Nothing about us at the moment. I’m so lucky. But the credit goes to the players because they are working very hard, but they are working very diligently to protect each other while practicing fast.”
A week before the mandatory minicamp, McDaniel said: “We’re pretty conservative, but it’s on an individual basis. You try to handle it the right way, which makes the most sense for all parties involved. When. If they’re ready, they’ll be out in full swing.”
The Dolphins also have veterans in new prized free agent Taron Armstead, cornerback Byron Jones and fullback Alec Ingold out of offseason practices to recover from injuries in 2021.
Mostart, in particular, suffered sticky cartilage in the knee on September 14, 2021. He had surgery in mid-October, and in early December it was revealed he was walking without crutches before a season of more rigorous rehab.
In the same tweet from Mostart, he had also updated on their newborn son, Miles Rahim Mostart, after welcoming him into their family on June 7.
“Family is home and everyone is great,” he wrote. “Miles is doing excellent!”
Mostart and the former Arizona Cardinals, who backed Chase Edmonds, were both signed by Miami in the first week of free agency. The Dolphins later added Sonny Mitchell to the running back group. The new trio is competing with a unit that returns Miles Gaskin and Salvone Ahmed, with rookie Zacundre White and 2021 seventh-round pick Gerid Doux.