Lester Cotton and Robert Jones will compete to replace Isaiah Wynn, who suffered a quadriceps injury in Miami’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lester Cotton and Robert Jones will compete to replace Isaiah Wynn, who suffered a quadriceps injury in Miami’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Isaiah Wynn will not play against his former team on Sunday after injuring his quad in Miami’s 31-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wynn, a former first-round pick and 40-game starter for the New England Patriots, was evaluated weekly by Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel on Monday.
That means the Dolphins will have a week to audition their replacement left tackle for Sunday’s home game against the New England Patriots, and Miami has an opportunity to fill in with a backup on the left side of the offensive line.

Three starting players were missing.

Four-time Pro Bowl tight end Terron Armstead will miss at least one more game after suffering a left knee injury earlier this month.
Armstead will not be released from injured reserve after Sunday’s game against New England.

He could start training in the week of November.
Game 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs of Germany.

This means Kendall Lamm will start his sixth game of the season at left tackle.
Experienced Dolphins left tackle Liam Eichenberg could step in to replace Wynn, but only if starting center Connor Williams, who has missed three games with a groin injury, can return.

Williams practiced limited last week but was not cleared to play against the Eagles.
The Dolphins are very cautious about the six-year veteran’s return as they want to keep him healthy for the second half of the season so he doesn’t suffer a second setback from a groin injury.

Until Williams is cleared to play, Eichenberg will likely continue to handle center duties unless Miami feels comfortable dealing with undrafted rookie Alama Uluawe or former Patriots draft pick Chase Hines.
Cotton and Jones rivalry

Otherwise, Lester Cotton and Robert Jones remain the primary backups for Wynn, and Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel is confident Cotton will perform better after a week of practice in the first-team offense than he did against the Eagles.

Cotton struggled against the Eagles, committing a holding penalty, blocking a pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Tyreek Hill and allowing one sack and four pressures.
“Lester is a very responsible guy and he’s come as far as anybody on the roster since he joined the team last year and it’s a tough place to go and perform on that front,” McDaniel said.
“I trusted the player and I don’t trust him anymore, but he will be the first to say there are things I expect him to do better.”

Jones, who spent the first month of the season on the bench with a sprained right knee MCL, was cleared to play the last two weeks but was not on the offensive line. Last season, Jones started nine games at left guard because of Eichenberg’s knee injury.

“Rob did his best to be in his position and play aggressively,” McDaniel said.
“Fortunately, we have some depth.

Rather than going halfway through the second quarter, we’ll do our best to start the week with first-team representatives.”

 

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