All three Dolphins running backs make COVID-19 list

As the Dolphins fight for a playoff position, they may have to fight without Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed or Phillip Lindsay.

MIAMI – The Miami dolphins they have their three runners in the reservation list / COVID-19 this week, after at least two positive tests within the group.

Myles gaskin Y Salvon ahmed tested positive for the virus, the head coach Brian Flores confirmed Monday, and both were placed on the reserve list last weekend. Even if flowers said he hoped they were isolated cases, Phillip lindsay He also tested positive Monday, following his backfield teammates to the list.

The Dolphins were one of the luckiest teams in the NFL in terms of dealing with it COVID-19; had not had a positive test or close contact since Austin jackson Y Adam shaheen made the list in Week 1.

“According to protocol, we get tested once a week. The guys got tested today. We just follow the protocols like we normally do,” he said. flowers shortly after the positive result of the Lindsay. But then again, I don’t have a crystal ball here, and with everyone coming back from the week off and walking away a bit, part of our discussion was to be sure and understand that there is still a pandemic out there. We follow the protocols and train with the guys who are here. “

Later, on the same Monday, Dolphins they also added the rookie safety Jevon holland to the list.

Gaskin he is the team’s leading rusher with 526 yards and three touchdowns on 154 carries. Has received at least 15 touches in each of the past seven games for Miami. Ahmed he is the team’s second leading rusher, converting 54 attempts at 149 yards. The Dolphins recently they claimed Lindsay via waivers before their Week 12 win over the Carolina Panthers, during which he rushed for 42 yards on 12 carries. All three players are vaccinated, and would need two negative tests 24 hours apart each to be eligible to play in Week 15.

Miami He is currently 6-7 and riding a five-game winning streak. You can raise your winning percentage to .500 with a win over the New York Jets this weekend, potentially leaving the Dolphins one game outside of the last playoff berth in the AFC, a near impossible position after a seven-game losing streak left them at 1-7 heading into Week 9. Los Dolphins They had a day off last week.

“We took the week off to recharge the battery. I think the guys were excited to get back here today. I definitely felt it in our morning meetings,” he explained flowers. “The calendar is the calendar, and whatever it is, it is. I am not lending you too much [atención], ‘I wish it were like this or I wish it were like this’. It was what it was. We use the week off to heal, do some self-assessment, and we don’t treat it differently. It’s a bit later in the year, but I think we went out trying to recharge the battery and we can’t wait to get back out there. “

But, while the Dolphins fight for a playoff position, they might have to do it without Gaskin, Ahmed or Lindsay. flowers said they are hopeful that the corridor Malcolm Brown He returned from injured reserve this week. Flores also confirmed that the team auditioned the runner Lamar miller, who played for the University of Miami and was recruited by the Dolphins in 2012.