Campaigns for four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook continue in South Florida, but don’t sleep on what the Miami Dolphins already have on the roster. Ninth-year tailback Raheem Mostert snapped a two-practice orange jersey streak for the defense with a strong performance in Sunday’s practice.
The former San Francisco 49ers running back hit the field on Monday sporting the orange jersey — his playlist played on the speakers while the team practiced in front of crowded bleachers.
Came to Dolphins camp. A wrestling match broke out. pic.twitter.com/M4epPvY0bb— Mike Cugno (@MikeCugnoCBS4) July 31, 2023
Fellow running back Salvon Ahmed wore the orange jersey during OTAs. Fullback Alec Ingold earned it twice this offseason. Many want Cook in South Florida, but Mostert’s orange-jersey effort joins others suggesting Miami has enough firepower in the backfield.
Both Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. averaged 4.9 yards per carry last season. Mostert looks to maintain his role as the team’s primary back after setting career highs in starts (14), attempts (181), yards (891), and receptions (31) while also finishing the 2022 season ranked No. 10 with 16 broken tackles.
Miami also drafted De’Von Achane in the third round of April’s draft. The addition of Cook could supercharge Miami’s offense — but there’s a case for using that money elsewhere while leaning on in-house options at running back.
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We will be making our best effort to track which players receive the orange jersey honor as the offseason progresses. Want to help? Hit us up on Twitter at @thephinsider, or reach out to Marek Brave directly at @MBrave13, and let us know who is rocking the jersey with pride each day! Fins up!