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DeVante Parker listed as questionable for Week 16

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker was expected to play in Week 15, but was a late scratch. We break down where things stand heading into Week 16.

DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins lines up against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half in the game at Hard Rock Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Thursday PM update: The Dolphins have listed Parker as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Raiders.

Thursday AM update: Parker has been able to get in limited work each of the past two days and is trending in the right direction for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

The Miami Dolphins were expecting to have wide receiver DeVante Parker available in Week 15 against the New England Patriots, and there were reports Sunday morning indicating he would be good to go. However, when the team decided on its inactives at 11:30 a.m. ET, they unexpectedly decided to shut him down for the day alongside Jakeem Grant and Mike Gesicki.

Parker went out for pre-game warmups, and Cameron Wolfe is reporting he felt something in his hamstring while running and so he sat. Hamstrings can be easily aggravated injuries, and given Miami has a strong chance of earning a playoff berth, they want their top pass catcher healthy for January.

Wolfe suggested Parker, Grant, and Gesicki could all potentially return in Week 16 when the Dolphins face the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday. The Dolphins will likely return to practice on Tuesday as they begin preparations for the shorter week. They are currently tied with the Ravens in competition for the final AFC playoff berth.