Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Will Davis injured his ankle during Thursday night's game against the Buffalo Bills and after further tests were conducted on Friday, it was revealed that he would miss the remainder of the season. The Dolphins brought back Jalil Brown, who spent time with the team during training camp and Joe Philbin said that he isn't concerned about cornerback depth at this time.
“We liked the way Jamar Taylor went in there and played yesterday. We thought he competed really hard and did some good things. We’ll have to take a look at that," Philbin said. "You just hate to see guys get hurt. I don’t really have a reference point of comparison. I didn’t really look at how many we had last year or the year before that. You hate to see guys that work hard and have their seasons end. It’s unfortunate for the player because you know how much they put into it. But again, that’s part of football.”
Taylor was thrown at 7 times on Thursday and allowed 5 catches for 41 yards for an average of 5.9 yards per reception. The receivers accumulated a total of 30 yards after the catch against him and the longest pass he gave up was 16 yards. Taylor didn't allow a touchdown and came out with a rating of 86, per Pro Football Focus.
One player who might see increased playing time is Safety Walt Aikens. However, Philbin wasn't ready to commit to that just yet.
“We’ll have to see. We haven’t’ really gotten that far. We just have to take a look at the game and some of the things we’re going to have to decide and discuss over the weekend.”
With Cortland Finnegan already banged up and Michael Thomas also out for the season, the Dolphins can't afford any more injuries in the secondary. We'll see if the younger guys step up and make an impact when their name is called.