Dolphins Promote OL Isaac Asiata

With three offensive linemen on the injury report for this weekend’s game against the Packers, the Dolphins have added some reinforcement. ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe reports (via Twitter) that Miami has promoted offensive guard Isaac Asiata from the practice squad. To make room on the roster, the Dolphins waived linebacker Martrell Spaight.

Dolphins left guard Ted Larsen is currently listed as doubtful, while fellow linemen Laremy Tunsil and Ja’Wuan James are both listed as questionable. In comes Asiata, a 2017 fifth-round pick out of Utah. The 25-year-old only appeared in a single game as a rookie, and he was waived by the organization prior to this season.

He subsequently caught on with the practice squad, where he’s spent the entire season. For the time being, Asiata will slide into the bottom of the depth chart with fellow bench linemen Zach Sterup, Jake Brendel, Sam Young, and Wesley Johnson.

Spaight, 25, had spent the first three seasons of his career with the Redskins. This included a 2017 campaign where he compiled 75 tackles and two passes defended. He was surprisingly cut by Washington at the end of the preseason, and he caught on with the Dolphins in mid-September. He proceeded to play in four games with the Dolphins, compiling a single tackle. With Spaight out of the picture, Stephone Anthony and Mike Hull are now the Dolphins’ lone backup linebackers.

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