The Dolphins have only four healthy wide receivers on the roster after losing both Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace to IR the past two weeks. And, the situation seems dire if you recognize Clyde Gates, one of the four Miami receivers, missed last week's game with a groin injury.
But the Dolphins didn't feel the situation was difficult enough to make a play for former Cleveland receiver Brian Robiskie who was available on waiver to them quite high in the process -- this despite the fact former Cleveland offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is now Miami's offensive coordinator.
The Dolphins passed on Robiskie and now seem more likely to add practice squad Julius Pruitt to the active roster. Pruitt today told The Herald's Barry Jackson that he's been led to believe he will be promoted to the active roster by gameday Sunday versus Kansas City.
So there's that.
I do not know the game plan obviously but I'd expect Pruitt to be a special teams addition and not necessarily a big cog for what the Dolphins are planning on offense.
There is one concern: Although Gates practiced today on a limited basis, the Dolphins have very little room for error here. If even one of their wideout pulls a muscle either during the game or in practice, Miami might be limited in the packages it can use.
It also might force the team to activate previously inactive pass-catchers such as tight end Will Yeatman. We'll see.
The Dolphins injury report is as follows: Yeremiah Bell (toe) , Marc Colombo (turnstile handle), and Mike Pouncey (neck) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. I jest, of course, about Colombo. He sat out with a knee injury.
Vontae Davis (hamstring), Gates (groin), Richie Incognito (ankle) and Daniel Thomas (hamstring) were limited in practice.
Kendall Langford (hips) and Matt Moore (ribs) were listed on the report but had full participation in practice.