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Dolphins make roster moves; activate Scott off PUP, place two starters on IR

The Dolphins are making roster moves during a very busy time for the team.

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The Dolphins were keen on making headlines today, there’s no doubt about that.

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, Miami traded star running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2018 fourth-round pick, but lost in the shuffle of the stunning trade were a series of roster moves made by the team.

Miami activated Rashawn Scott from the physically unable to perform list. Scott will now be placed on the active roster for the first time since suffering a foot injury earlier in the offseason, providing depth for a receiving corps that looked in need of help during DeVante Parker’s absence over the past few games. Scott will likely be relegated to a reserve role with Parker expected to return this Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders.

The Dolphins also lost two starters due to injury that are now out for the season. Safety Nate Allen (calf) and guard Anthony Steen (foot) have been placed on injured reserve. Michael Thomas will likely take Allen’s spot in the starting lineup until T.J. McDonald returns from suspension next week, while Jesse Davis will continue to start at left guard until Ted Larsen (biceps) is healthy enough to be activated off of injured reserve.

With the Jay Ajayi trade and the aforementioned roster moves, Miami currently has two vacated roster spots. McDonald and Larsen are the most likely candidates to vill those positions.