This won’t be the first NFL action for Douglas, who appeared in all 16 of the Dolphins’ regular-season games and started six as a fourth-round rookie last year. Despite the experience Douglas accrued in 2015, Miami cut the former Arizona State Sun Devil on Sept. 3 as it worked its way to the 53-man roster limit. The Dolphins then signed Douglas to their practice squad a day later.
The 1-2 Dolphins are dealing with injuries to multiple offensive linemen as they prepare for the 1-2 Bengals, which explains Douglas’ promotion. Douglas is capable of playing anywhere along the interior, where center Mike Pouncey has missed the entire season thus far because of a hip issue. Worsening matters, Anthony Steen, who filled in for Pouncey during the Dolphins’ first three games, is doubtful Thursday on account of an ankle injury.
Zach Links contributed to this report. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.