Dolphins’ final injury report for Week 8 offers hope for Miami

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="If you were hoping to see the Miami Dolphins take the field in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams at full strength, you’re out of luck. But the Dolphins about as close as you can possibly get to 100% healthy for this contest and now that the week of practice has come to a close, it is difficult to see how Miami would see any other changes made to the player availability for the week.” data-reactid=”6″>If you were hoping to see the Miami Dolphins take the field in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams at full strength, you’re out of luck. But the Dolphins about as close as you can possibly get to 100% healthy for this contest and now that the week of practice has come to a close, it is difficult to see how Miami would see any other changes made to the player availability for the week.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Miami’s final injury report featured just two players that were not full participants — TE Adam Shaheen and DB Jamal Perry. Perry has been ruled out for Week 8, while Shaheen is listed as questionable.” data-reactid=”7″>Miami’s final injury report featured just two players that were not full participants — TE Adam Shaheen and DB Jamal Perry. Perry has been ruled out for Week 8, while Shaheen is listed as questionable.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Everyone else is apparently ready to go for the Dolphins. That is, at the very least, the expectation of head coach Brian Flores. When asked specifically about DeVante Parker on Friday, he mentioned that the practice speed this week has Miami feeling confident all parties will be ready to go.” data-reactid=”14″>Everyone else is apparently ready to go for the Dolphins. That is, at the very least, the expectation of head coach Brian Flores. When asked specifically about DeVante Parker on Friday, he mentioned that the practice speed this week has Miami feeling confident all parties will be ready to go.

“Look, you never really know until we get to the game. We’re running game speed. In practice (Parker) was full today, so we expect him to play,” said Flores.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Of course, Miami will miss players like Davon Godchaux and Vince Biegel on this roster as well as left tackle Austin Jackson, who is still working his way back from injury and spending time on injured reserve. But of the players the Dolphins have at their disposal, only Perry will be out of the picture. Expect the Dolphins to use more of Brandon Jones in the nickel as a result — and his presence on the edges of the Dolphins’ defense will be critical to playing effectively against the Rams’ run-heavy attack and zone rushing concepts.” data-reactid=”16″>Of course, Miami will miss players like Davon Godchaux and Vince Biegel on this roster as well as left tackle Austin Jackson, who is still working his way back from injury and spending time on injured reserve. But of the players the Dolphins have at their disposal, only Perry will be out of the picture. Expect the Dolphins to use more of Brandon Jones in the nickel as a result — and his presence on the edges of the Dolphins’ defense will be critical to playing effectively against the Rams’ run-heavy attack and zone rushing concepts.

All hands are on deck for Miami, which they’ll need to stave off the Rams in Week 8.

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