The Miami Dolphins' lack of depth at linebacker looks to continue into this weekend, as it appears that linebacker Rey Maualuga is unlikely to suit up against the New York Jets on Sunday. According to ESPN's James Walker, the former USC standout will likely have to wait at least another week to make his debut due to a nagging hamstring injury.
Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) isn't practicing Friday. It looks unlikely he will suit up Sunday against... https://t.co/Bz7AC6S034— James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) September 22, 2017
The veteran middle linebacker has been dealing with conditioning and hamstring issues since he arrived in Miami in the aftermath of Raekwon McMillan's season-ending knee injury. After a serviceable eight-year stint with the Bengals, the Dolphins were hoping that Mauluga would provide some much-needed depth along the defensive front.
With Mauluga sidelined and Lawrence Timmons suspended by the team, the Dolphins will once again be forced to scramble to find adequate replacements. Mike Hull will likely resume a prominent role in Matt Burke's defense, while the newly-acquired Stephone Anthony could be asked to step into meaningful action against the Jets.
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