Wilkins, Van Ginkel available from Jets; but dolphins have surprise idle – The Mercury News

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The two Dolphins players who doubtfully participated in Miami’s game Sunday in the New York Jets are available, but there was a surprise inactive before kick-off.

Dolphins run back Salvon Ahmed was one of the team’s five inactive players Sunday, a day later Miami Increased Former Miami Hurricanes Running Back Duke Johnson to the active roster of the practice squad.

Ahmed has run for 2.7 yards per carry (109 yards on 41 attempts) in 10 previous appearances this season when he started rolling back from primary backup Myles Gaskin. Third running back Patrick Laird, who also contributes in special teams, remained on the matchday-roster.

The Dolphins have active defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel after the two came in doubtful – Van Ginkel with a back injury and Wilkins with a quadriceps ailment. Wilkins missed Wednesday practice this past week and returned for the Thursday and Friday sessions as a limited participant. Van Ginkel was limited throughout the training week.

Other inactive Dolphins were cornerback Noah Igbinoghene, tight end Hunter Long, defensive tackle John Jenkins and linebacker Darius Hodge.

It marks the second time this season that undrafted rookie Trill Williams has played cornerback for Igbinoghene, a 2020 first-round squad.

Igbinoghene is inactive for the sixth time this season. Long, a rookie in the third round, for the eighth time, Jenkins a seventh and Hodge a third since being claimed by the Dolphins on Nov. 5.

Since his days at the University of Miami, starting Sunday, Johnson has played in 91 NFL games with 17 starts for the Cleveland Browns (2015-18) and Houston Texans (2019-20). He has scored a total of 459 careers for 1,931 yards, a 4.2 average and eight touchdowns. He also has 307 receptions for 2,829 yards and 12 touchdowns. Johnson also played in two playoff games with one start for Houston in 2019.

Johnson, a third-round pick of Cleveland in 2015, is the Hurricanes’ all-time greatest rusher with 3,519 rushing yards. He also had 26 rushing touchdowns at UM.

This story is being updated.

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