Dolphins elevate RB Duke Johnson from the practice squad vs. Jets

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Ahead of an important matchup with the 2-7 New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins have elected to elevate running back Duke Johnson from their practice squad.

Miami signed Johnson to their practice squad back in October when Malcolm Brown was placed on injured reserve. Since then, their tandem of Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed hasn’t provided much.

The Jets have allowed the fourth-most rushing yards per game (133.9) this season, so they can be exploited on the ground. However, whether or not Miami can take advantage is a completely different question.

At the very least, Johnson is a solid veteran who has been a great pass-catching back at points in his career, so he could be used to give Tua Tagovailoa more short options in the passing game while he recovers from his finger injury.