The Miami Dolphins updated the injury statuses of several key offensive players as they prepare to face the New York Jets on Sunday. Jarvis Landry, Jay Ajayi, and DeVante Parker all appear ready to play in the team's visit to East Rutherford later this weekend.
Unfortunately for the Dolphins, the availability of defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is still in question. The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley provided the following updates earlier today:
Gase said it's been "a little rougher week than we anticipated" with Jordan Philips. Ajayi, Landry and Parker all look like a go.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 22, 2017
The former second-round pick has been in a walking boot all week after suffering an ankle injury in the Dolphins victory over the Chargers. If Phillips is unable to play, it appears that coach Adam Gase will use a rotation of defensive linemen to fill the void left behind.
Gase said the Dolphins have contingency plans at DT if Phillips can't go. Will rotate some DEs inside. Fede and Hayes are options.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 22, 2017
Phillips' potential absence would further complicate the Dolphins' ability to stop the run, but Miami does have the benefit of playing against a New York offense that struggles to produce yardage on the ground. Matt Forte and Bilal Powell have only recorded a combined 104 rushing yards through the first two weeks of the 2017 season.