The Dolphins exited Week 12 with an injury-wrecked running back situation, but they will have their top 2020 rusher back in action this week.
Myles Gaskin will move from the Dolphins’ injured reserve list to their active roster. And based on Miami’s depth chart situation, the team will need him to avoid any setbacks.
Although the Dolphins will have Gaskin back, they are down Matt Breida, Salvon Ahmed and recent trade acquisition DeAndre Washington. Breida is on Miami’s reserve/COVID-19 list, while Washington and Ahmed are dealing with injuries. Both are doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Gaskin and Patrick Laird reside as the healthy Dolphin backs.
Gaskin displayed promising form prior to going down with an MCL sprain a month ago. The 2019 seventh-round pick surged ahead of Breida and Jordan Howard in Miami’s pecking order, rendering the latter a healthy scratch. The Dolphins cut Howard soon after. Gaskin has produced 585 scrimmage yards and two TDs in seven games this season — well north of his rookie-year numbers — and stands to be a key cog in the Dolphins’ playoff pursuit.
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