Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel provided updates on each his injured beginning tackles, Terron Armstead and Austin Jackson, Monday as his staff shifts from the 30-15 win over the Houston Texans to getting ready for the San Francisco 49ers.
Armstead exited late within the first half with a pectoral pressure, and Jackson late within the sport with one other ankle damage after he labored his means again from a high-ankle sprain suffered within the Sept. 11 opener.
McDaniel mentioned he’s assured Armstead will return this season, however the three-time Pro Bowl left sort out is predicted to overlook time.
“We are gathering information, seeking out specialists and kind of letting the injury settle a hair so the information can be a little more concrete and clear,” McDaniel mentioned.
“We’re evaluating some options with him, in terms of how to treat it and stuff, but you know how I feel about Terron. He’s the consummate pro, so I would be really foolish to go ahead and stamp an exact timeline because you just never know. It might be right around the corner.”
With Jackson, whereas it was his similar proper ankle, McDaniel assured it wasn’t as extreme because the high-ankle sprain he simply returned from for his first begin since Week 1.
“It was kind of a weird freak thing that was pretty violent,” McDaniel mentioned.
When Armstead was out, the Dolphins slid Brandon Shell in at left sort out whereas maintaining Jackson on the appropriate aspect. When Jackson additionally left, Miami performed Greg Little at left sort out with Shell at proper in opposition to Houston.
With damage uncertainty surrounding each beginning tackles, the Dolphins signed veteran Kendall Lamm to the apply squad Monday.
Lamm has 86 profession video games performed and 28 begins over seven NFL seasons with three groups.
Most of that point has been spent with the Texans, with which he had 24 of these begins in his first 4 seasons, from 2015 to 2018. The 2018 marketing campaign was his most lively as he began 13 video games for Houston.
He performed in 2019 and 2020 for the Cleveland Browns and spent final yr with the Tennessee Titans.
“He’s established. He’s made a footing in this league,” McDaniel mentioned Monday night. “He’s a good player. Happy to have him around.”
Lamm might be a right away candidate to get referred to as up from the apply squad for depth behind Shell and Little after the Armstead and Jackson accidents.
Miami additionally restored extensive receiver Freddie Swain to the apply squad after he was on the injured record and launched offensive lineman Grant Hermanns and extensive receiver Calvin Jackson from the apply squad.
Pro Bowl voting
Three Dolphins gamers lead AFC fan voting at their positions: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill, Armstead and fullback Alec Ingold.
Hill, with 83,576 votes, has the fifth-most votes general, no matter place. He’s behind Minnesota Vikings extensive receiver Justin Jefferson, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight finish Travis Kelce and New York Giants operating again Saquon Barkley.
The Dolphins are fourth in general staff votes, behind the Vikings, Baltimore Ravens and Chiefs.
Online voting continues via Thursday, Dec. 15 at www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote. Beginning Thursday, followers can even vote on Twitter by tweeting the primary and final title of the participant, the participant’s official Twitter deal with or a hashtag together with the participant’s first and final title. All three of those strategies should embrace the hashtag #ProBowlVote.
Roster alternatives are decided by the consensus votes of followers, gamers and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third towards figuring out the 88 Pro Bowl gamers. NFL gamers and coaches will solid their votes on Friday, December 16.
No Byron Jones replace
McDaniel didn’t have an replace on Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones Monday, regardless of the coach’s comical near-drumroll-inducing opening to his reply.
“There’s been some good communication, and he’s absolutely going to play — when he’s able to,” McDaniel mentioned.
His official phrase: “The same story as last, and I will keep you abreast.”
Jones has not performed all season after decrease left leg surgical procedure in March, however his standing, whereas he has formally been stored on the physically-unable-to-perform record, has been stored as a weekly subject to replace.