Friday PM update: Salvon Ahmed has been officially ruled out for Sunday’s game.
Friday update: Ahmed remains absent from practice on Friday, per Joe Schad, and would seem unlikely to suit up for Week 14.
Thursday update: Ahmed didn’t practice again on Thursday while Gaskin got in another limited practice. It looks like Ahmed is likely out while Gaskin should be the starter once again this week.
The Miami Dolphins benefitted from the return of Myles Gaskins in Week 13 and could have to lean on him again against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14 because of their lack of depth at running back. Salvon Ahmed was held out of practice on Wednesday, according to the Palm Beach Post’s Joe Schad. He missed Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury and appears to be in danger of missing a second straight contest.
Ahmed showed tons of potential as a feature back in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers and rushed for 85 yards and a score. He showcased versatility the following week by rushing for 43 yards on 12 carries and catching five of his six targets for 31 yards against the Denver Broncos.
Gaskins is Miami’s ultimate all-purpose back and totaled 141 yards from scrimmage in his return from the IR on Sunday. If Matt Breida (Covid-19) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) aren’t good to go Gaskins could get the lion’s share of the running back touches again.