Dolphins safety Eric Rowe, on being inactive vs. Lions: ‘Yeah, I was frustrated'

MIAMI GARDENS — Eric Rowe was shocked Sunday morning, and he remains shocked now.

Rowe couldn’t help but tweet out his emotions Sunday when told he wouldn’t be active for the game against the Detroit Lions even though the Dolphins’ secondary has been hard hit by injuries.

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Dolphins safety Eric Rowe.
Dolphins safety Eric Rowe.

“They just told me that morning,” Rowe said. “I was like, ‘Wow.’ But you know, this is how the business goes. Things are up and down with each team and that week I was down. So yeah, I was frustrated. Just got to push forward.”

Rowe said the explanation he received was the same one CBS reported during the game: It was a matter of who could contribute on special teams given the injury situation. Among defensive backs, Justin Bethel played 20 snaps on special teams, Clayton Fejedelem 19, Keion Crossen 15 and Elijah Campbell 14.

“You can’t let it affect your confidence because it’s a long season,” Rowe said. “We’re about halfway (through the season) so I’m not going to let it affect my confidence. I’m still going to get out there, practice hard, prepare like I’m going to play and just keep going forward. I don’t want to go out there and not know anything and look bad on film.”

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