Dolphins sign running back Jake Funk to practice squad following De’Von Achane horrible injury

Dolphins signaled running back Jake Funk to practice following De’Von Achane’s injury

The Miami Dolphins have added more depth to their practice squad following the injury to running back De’Von Achane.

The Miami Dolphins are adding free agent Jake Funk to the practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. The move comes shortly after news that rookie running back De’Von Achane injured his knee in the team’s Week 5 win over the New York Giants and is expected to miss several weeks. The team could place Achane on injured reserve, preventing him from playing for at least the next four weeks. The move could benefit Miami as the team is coming off a bye week after its next four games, giving Achane more time to recover. Funk entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 2021 out of Maryland. He appeared in 20 games during his career, playing for the Rams and Indianapolis Colts, primarily on special teams. He has four career carries for 15 yards and one carry for 12 yards. He was briefly on the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad during the 2022 season and started this season on the Colts’ practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster in mid-September before being relieved of duty last week. Miami’s running back group includes Achane, Raheem Mostert, Salvon Ahmed and Chris Brooks on the 53-man active roster. Funk replaced Darrynton Evans on the practice squad after the Chicago Bears signed Evans to their active roster. The Dolphins could look to activate Jeff Wilson, Jr., off injured reserve as an additional depth option.

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