The Miami Dolphins traveled to Spartanburg, SC for a couple of joint practices with the Carolina Panthers. First round pick DeVante Parker was taken off the physically-unable- to-perform (PUP) list just in time to join the rest of the team.
Parker was limited to rehab duties but this is good news none-the-less.
The Dolphins and Parker decided to have the screw in his surgically repaired right foot replaced back in June. Both would like for Parker to see some action in the preseason but it’s likely that Week 1 against the Washington Redskins is the target.
Whether or not he actually reaches that target is up for grabs. More than likely the players who have been healthy all camp will see most of the action while the rookie to gets up to speed.
With the emergence of Rishard Matthews, there's no need to rush Parker back on the field. No doubt it would be great to see him making incredible catches sooner rather than later. But after seeing what happened to Bears rookie wide receiver Kevin White (White suffered a stress fracture to his shin that requires season ending surgery), fans can appreciate the Dolphins taking their time with Parker.
Safety Don Jones also activated off PUP list
Dolphins back-up safety and special teams virtuoso Don Jones was also activated today. He’s recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered in 2014 that needed surgery.
Aside from the fact that Jones is a huge contributor on special teams, the Dolphins need safety depth in light of the Louis Delmas injury.
This story was written by Carlos A. Hernandez. Follow him on Twitter: @LosDez
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