Dolphins activate OT Austin Jackson off reserve/COVID-19 list

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The Miami Dolphins enter into Week 1 of the 2021 regular season hoping to establish themselves as a legitimate contender in the AFC and the AFC East. And although the team is certainly without wide receiver Will Fuller, who is suspended due to a 2020 drug test, the team has just learned that they are going to be getting a little bit of extra reinforcements in the trenches.

The Dolphins have announced this afternoon that they have activated second-year offensive tackle Austin Jackson from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jackson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on early this week alongside veteran tight end Adam Shaheen. Shaheen, who has openly discussed his decision to not get a vaccination for the virus and instead deal with the NFL’s complex protocols instead, is a confirmed positive and is not likely to be given the same opportunity to dress this week due to his vaccination status.

The Dolphins have played coy throughout the week about Jackson’s availability, suggesting that they’ll be preparing for the contest under the assumption that Jackson will be unable to go.

But now, a little more than 24 hours away from kickoff, the Dolphins have announced that Jackson is indeed good to go and the team will have their entire offensive line at their disposal for Week 1 against New England.