Friday update: Matt Breida will be questionable against the Chargers, per Joe Schad. He has been limited in practice all week and could play, but there are no definitive reports that he will suit up. If he does play, he has a chance to lead the backfield with Myles Gaskin out.
The Miami Dolphins didn’t have its top two running backs available for their Week 9 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals but could get one back ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Myles Gaskin is expected to miss more time with a sprained MCL but Matt Breida returned to practice as a limited participant on Wednesday after logging three DNPs last week. It’s too early to know whether Breida will play on Sunday but he’s trending in the right direction.
Jordan Howard ended his streak of healthy scratches in Week 9 and served as Miami’s lead back against the Cardinals. While he only tallied 19 yards on 10 carries, he managed to find the end zone on a goal line rush. He’ll likely continue to be the Dolphins’ goal line back even if Breida returns and could be spelled by Salvon Ahmed at times.
Miami acquired Deandre Washington from the Kansas City Chiefs via trade after Gaskin got hurt but the new addition wasn’t able to play in Week 9 because of Covid-19 protocol. He’s clear of the exempt list now and could provide support on the ground and through the air if needed.