The Miami Dolphins have promoted safety Shamiel Gary off their practice squad, the team announced on Saturday. The move adds depth to the secondary, where Walt AIkens and Reshad Jones are both listed as probable for the game, but are dealing with injuries. Aikens is nursing an ankle injury while Jones has been dealing with a pectoral issue.
Gary has spent the previous four weeks on Miami's practice squad. He originally joined the team as a free agent on January 8, 2015 before being waived on Aug. 10. Gary entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with the New England Patriots in 2014 before being waived before the start of the season. During his rookie campaign, Gary spent time on the active roster and practice squad of the Chicago Bears.
To make roster space for Gary, the team waived linebacker Mike Hull. Hull was signed to Miami's active roster on November 14, 2015 after spending the previous nine weeks on the team's practice squad. Hull was originally signed by the Dolphins as an undrafted college free agent on May 8, 2015. He spent training camp and the preseason with the Dolphins before being waived on Sept. 5 and then being signed to Miami's practice squad on Sept. 6.