Dolphins elevate two from practice squad, activate Raekwon Davis from IR

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All hands are on deck for this Week 5 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ahead of the game, the Dolphins announced that they activated defensive tackle Raekwon Davis from injured reserve and called up wide receiver Isaiah Ford and defensive end Jabaal Sheard to the active roster.

Davis, who was injured early in the Week 1 contest against the Patriot, will likely return to his normal role in the middle of the defense. His run-stuffing ability has certainly been missed, as the Dolphins have allowed 136.8 yards per game on the ground, the sixth-most in the NFL.

Ford hasn’t played in any games yet this season but has seen small roles over his past two seasons with Miami, totaling 51 receptions for 520 yards. With Fuller out, DeVante Parker’s status in question, and Jakeem Grant recently traded, Ford could be asked to step up in a game against an injury-riddled secondary.

This will also be the first game for Sheard this year. He’s been in the league for a while now, having been drafted in 2011 by Cleveland. In his 10 seasons, he’s bounced around between five teams, the Dolphins being his sixth. He’s shown some pass rush ability in the past, so he may be brought up to get as much pressure on Tom Brady as possible.

With all of the challenges Tampa Bay will present Miami with, they’ll need all the help they can get.