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Dolphins promote WR Isaiah Ford to 53-man roster

The 2017 seventh-round pick, will get a chance to shine in the final five games of the 2018 season.

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The time has finally come.

Wide Receiver Isaiah Ford—the 2017 seventh-round pick—will finally get a chance to prove he belongs, after being promoted to the 53-man roster late Wednesday morning.

Per the Miami Dolphins official website

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have promoted wide receiver Isaiah Ford to the active roster and placed wide receiver Jakeem Grant on injured reserve.

Ford was a seventh-round pick (237th overall) by Miami in the 2017 NFL draft but missed the entire 2017 season after he was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 19. He’s spent the entire 2018 season on Miami’s practice squad. Ford was a three-year starter (2014-16) at Virginia Tech where he became the only player in ACC history to hold sole possession of his school’s career records for receptions (210), receiving yards (2,967) and receiving touchdowns (24). He earned first-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore in 2015.

Unfortunately, the news comes at the expense of Jakeem Grant, who has been placed on injured reserve.

Back in 2017, Aaron Sutton and I did a film study on the newly promoted Dolphins’ wide receiver. Both of us believed he had the skill-set to succeed in the NFL, and now he will finally get his chance.

Ford will join a receiving corps that is missing several key starters from earlier in the year. Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant are both out for the season, and Danny Amendola appears to be questionable for Sunday’s game vs Buffalo.

The Dolphins playoff hopes might be hanging on by a thread, but these last few games will go a long way, in evaluating some of the younger players on the roster.

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