Jeff Wilson has finally joined the most productive backfield in the NFL.

Jeff Wilson has finally joined the most productive backfield in the NFL.

 

Jeff Wilson, who averaged 4.5 yards per carry over six years, joined the Dolphins foundation after starting the season on injured reserve.

Jeff Wilson walked past the media in the locker room and stated that a return to the Miami Dolphins is “coming soon.”

As it turns out, that could happen as early as Sunday during the Dolphins’ prime-time game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Dolphins placed the veteran tailback, who has been on the shelf for six weeks with rib and finger injuries, from injured reserve at the end of the second week of team practice on Saturday.

The Dolphins also signed Tanner Connor from the practice squad, the second of three possible moves from Miami’s 16-man development unit.
Rookie Chris Brooks could be placed on the 53-man roster Friday after being placed on injured reserve following an ankle injury suffered last week.

What is Wilson’s role?
Wilson, who entered training camp as the No. 2 player behind Raheem Mostert, looks to continue the role he played last season in Miami’s rushing attack in the interior and short yards.
in the NFL in six games.

Wilson rushed for 392 yards and three touchdowns for Miami last season after being acquired in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers.
He has 2,125 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on 474 carries over the past five seasons while catching 57 passes for 481 yards and five touchdowns.

Brooks, who has 94 yards on 15 carries this season, will become the third back, joining Wilson and rookie sensation DeVon Ahane.
DeVon Ahane will miss two more games before being dismissed after completing his second week on injured reserve on Sunday.
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Miami’s 31-16 win over the New York Giants allows him to return from a knee injury.
Dolphins never come back from the IR spot.

Brooks is eligible to return from injured reserve the week of Miami’s Nov.
24 game against the New York Jets, but if he is named one of Miami’s eight players returning from injured reserve, Miami will not be able to find a player.
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A spot on the 53-man roster for him.
The Dolphins used return IR spots on offensive linemen Robert Jones, Wilson and Jalen Ramsey and plan to use them on the Pro Bowl tackle at the start. Terron Armstead and Ahane missed four games.
compete.
This leaves three spots for injured players to return to the team.
Brooks and wide receivers River Cracraft (shoulder) and Eric Ezukanma (neck) are favorites.

Dolphins cornerback Nick Needham, who began practicing three weeks ago, is on the physically unable to play list, unlike injured reserve, and does not need a designated spot for his return. However, Needham must be added to the 53-man roster next Wednesday or he will remain on the PUP.

 

Coincidentally or not, Needham, who was sidelined for a year with an Achilles injury last season, has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, suggesting that Xavier Howard, who has been limited in practice this week, could play .
Groin injury.
Needham, Howard, guard Alec Ingold and center Connor Williams were listed as questionable on Friday’s latest injury report.
The fact that Needham is the only player relegated means Williams will have to make a mid-match decision.
Liam Eichenberg has started the previous two games in place of Williams at center and could fill that role against the Eagles’ solid defensive line if Williams is unable to play.

 

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