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Dolphins vs. Saints inactives: Who is not playing in Week 16 Monday Night Football

The Dolphins and Saints meet on Monday Night Football to close out Week 16. We break down what we know before inactives arrive at 6:45 p.m. ET on Monday.

Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with Tre’Quan Smith #10 after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the third quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Dolphins-Saints inactives report

Dolphins: CB Trill Williams, RB Salvon Ahmed, DT John Jenkins

Saints: OT Terron Armstead


Monday afternoon update: The Saints activated 14 players off the practice squad due to their many COVID-19 absences. Amie Just offered up a rundown of which players are available including all the practice squad additions. The following 14 players were promoted to the 53-man roster on Monday afternoon:

QB Blake Bortles
WR Easop Winston Jr.
WR Kawaan Baker
TE Ethan Wolf
G/C Will Clapp
OL Forrest Lamp
OT Kyle Murphy
DT Braxton Hoyett
DT Ethan Westbrooks
LB Chase Hansen
LB Justin March-Lillard
LB Sharif Finch
DB Bryce Thompson
DB Jordan Miller


The New Orleans Saints host the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football in a game with huge NFL playoff implications. Both teams are 7-7 and sitting a game back of their respective wild card leader. Miami needs help to secure a playoff berth, but New Orleans could claim a berth if they win out thanks to tiebreakers.

Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN. We don’t have the official injury report yet as it is released an hour and a half before kickoff, but there are already some big names confirmed out. We will get the full list around 6:45 p.m. ET, but for now, here is what we know.

The Dolphins are in fairly solid shape from an injury perspective — at least for it being the end of December. Phillip Lindsay and Adam Shaheen were limited in practice on Thursday, but got in full practices the rest of the week and the team has no players listed with a final injury designation. The Dolphins also have nine players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, including wide receivers Allen Hurns and Lynn Bowden, Jr.

The Saints have some questionable players on the injury report, but nobody ruled out or doubtful. The injury questions surround OT Terron Armstead (knee), DE Marcus Davenport (shoulder, knee), and WR Tre’Quan Smith (shoulder). Beyond that, COVID-19 is ravaging their roster. They will likely be without three starters on offense and three starters on defense. That includes QB Taysom Hill, RT Ryan Ramczyk, linebackers Kaden Elliss and Demario Davis, and safety Malcolm Jenkins.

The Dolphins are a field goal favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.