DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins are putting a lot of faith in a stable of receivers that have struggled to stay healthy during their NFL careers, and a college quarterback the franchise is trying to transform into a receiver.
It’s a risky roll of the dice putting so much faith in a batch of injury-prone and unproven players, but it appears that Brian Flores and his coaching staff are committed to taking this approach even though veterans DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant have been sidelined. Both missed the last week of practice, but the team’s leading receiver and return specialist, respectively, are expected to be ready for the Sept. 13 season opener against the New England Patriots.
“Both guys are working hard on a daily basis to get back out there,” Flores said without giving any specifics on their injuries. “They’ll be out there as soon as they can be.”
In fairness to the Dolphins, Preston Williams has looked phenomenal coming back from the ACL injury he suffered last November.