Friday update: The Dolphins have listed Salvon Ahmed and DeAndre Washington as doubtful for Week 13. Head coach Brian Flores told the media he, GM Chris Grier, and others will discuss Myles Gaskin’s status for Sunday, per Armando Salguero. The team has until 4 p.m. ET on Saturday to activate Gaskin off IR.
Thursday AM update: The Dolphins return to practice on Thursday, but it will be closed to the media, so we won’t get a formal update on Salvon Ahmed’s status until the practice participation report is released. Myles Gaskin will not appear on it because he has not been formally activated from IR. Prior to practice, head coach Brian Flores did not offer much on their respective statuses, other than to say “[i]t’s good to get Ahmed back” and “[w]e feel good about our backs. We’ve got enough guys that we can line up and play.”
Gaskin has been on I.R. since Week 9 with a knee injury and is close to returning, as he returned to practice last week. The odds seem to be good that he will be able to return, but it isn’t a lock.
Ahmed missed last week with a shoulder injury and didn’t practice at all last week. His return to the practice field on Wednesday is a good sign though. Ahmed had won the lead job with Gaskin out, but who comes out on top between the two if both are active is still an open question. I would expect Gaskin to get the job back, but Ahmed may have impressed enough to form a committee of sorts.
The good news is that the Dolphins schedule moving forward is great for their running backs, so grabbing or holding onto both backs is a good idea.