Mike McDaniel provides injury update on DL Raekwon Davis

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While the Miami Dolphins are preparing for their Sunday afternoon matchup with the New England Patriots, the status of an impactful defensive player is in question.

Defensive lineman Raekwon Davis popped up on Thursday’s injury report with a knee injury after not being listed on Wednesday.

On Friday, head coach Mike McDaniel provided an update on Davis and explained when the injury occurred.

“There was a little something that we’re taking a look at,” McDaniel said. “We have enough good players on the team, so we don’t want to put a player out there that might not be able to do right. We wouldn’t be doing right by him if he wouldn’t be able to be full go. We’ll see how he reacts today and make that decision then. It was something that kind of popped up yesterday, and we’ll see how much the ramifications after he gets moving today.”

Those in attendance at the portion of Friday’s practice that was open to the media reported that Davis was stretching and wearing a compression sleeve on his right leg.

While Davis isn’t the first name thought of when it comes to playmakers on Miami’s defense, he certainly makes an impact. The Dolphins’ defense gave up 35.3 rushing yards per game more when Davis was out with an injury last season.

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