Miami Dolphins guard Anthony Steen underwent foot surgery on Thursday, and will be out indefinitely as he recovers. With Steen sidelined against the Ravens, rookie lineman Jesse Davis filled the vacancy left behind at left guard.
The Palm Beach Post collected the following comments from coach Adam Gase on the subject:
“Steen’s injury is going to be awhile,” coach Adam Gase said Friday. “Jesse did all right. I didn’t see him being the main culprit for anything that was really causing a lot of issues. The good thing about Jesse is he is strong. That was a good matchup for him just getting his hands on guys and not allowing penetration.”
The aforementioned good matchup allowed Davis to capture a grade of 80.2 from Pro Football Focus for his efforts on Thursday, as the former Idaho Vandal only allowed one quarterback pressure.
Steen has started in a combined 13 regular season games in his two-year stint with the Dolphins after going undrafted out of Alabama in 2014. Davis will likely receive some competition for the starting left guard spot in the near future, as veteran guard Ted Larsen is expected to begin practicing soon.