The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets will meet for the first of their two annual contests this weekend, a Week 9 game in South Florida. Both teams have released their official injury reports for the weekend, and the Dolphins have several players continuing to miss time as they come out of their bye week.
Miami will be without tight end Dion Sims and rookie cornerback Xavien Howard, both of whom have missed playing time the last couple of weeks due to injuries. Sims has been working his way through the league’s concussion protocol, and was a full participant in practices early in the week, but was limited on Friday before being ruled out of the game. Howard had knee surgery earlier this year and is still rehabbing after the procedure; the team does expect him to return, but is trying to make sure he is 100 percent before he gets back on the practice or game field.
The Dolphins also ruled out tight end Jordan Cameron, who also is working his way through the concussion protocol, on Friday. On Saturday, the team moved Cameron to injured reserve, ending his season. Cameron has had four concussions in four years and could be considering retirement after this latest one.
Miami listed several players as questionable for the game, including safety Isa Abdul-Quddus with an ankle injury, guard Jermon Bushrod with a shoulder issue, wide receiver DeVante Parker with a hamstring problem, and guard Laremy Tunsil with an abdominal injury.
The Jets side of the injury report includes linebacker Bruce Carter (quadriceps), tight end Kellen Davis (elbow), and linebacker Darron Lee (ankle), all of whom are out for Sunday. Offensive lineman Brent Qvale is doubtful with a neck issue.
Offensive lineman Ryan Clady (shoulder), offensive lineman Breno Giacomini (shoulder), offensive lineman Brandon Shell (shoulder), and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) were all included as questionable.
The Dolphins and Jets kickoff in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium at 1pm ET.