Friday update: Good news, as both Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed have been activated from the COVID-19 list, per Daniel Oyefusi. Phillip Lindsay remains on the list and looks unlikely to play.
Monday update: Phillip Lindsay is the latest addition to the Dolphins COVID-19 outbreak in the running backs’ room. They now have their three top backs, Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Phillip Lindsay on the COVID-19 list, per Tom Pelissero. The good news is that all three backs are vaccinated and Gaskins and Ahmed have some extra time to start testing negative. There is still a chance all three could be cleared before they play the Jets.
Saturday update: Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed has now tested positive for COVID-19. With Myles Gaskin on the COVID-19 list, the running back situation for next week’s game against the Jets looks bleak.
#Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed tested positive for COVID-19, per source. This follows Myles Gaskin testing positive Friday. Miami is on a bye, but the status of both backs is now up in the air for next week’s game against the #Jets.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 11, 2021
The Miami Dolphins placed running back Myles Gaskin on the COVID-19 list, per Doug Kyed. The good news is that the Dolphins have a bye this week, giving Gaskin more time to be cleared. If he is vaccinated, he’ll need two negative tests at least 24 hours apart to be cleared. If he is unvaccinated, he would be out 10 days, which would be right at the line for their Week 15 game against the Jets. Much will depend on the exact date he tested positive.
Gaskins has been the lead back for Miami all season, but to varying degrees, as other backs sometimes take big chunks of work. If Gaskins can’t go, we’d likely see Phillip Lindsay and Salvon Ahmed take over in a committee of sorts. Lindsay had one game before getting injured, but looked good and should be back after the bye. He probably has the most upside in a good matchup if Gaskins can’t go.