The Miami Dolphins have placed expected starting running back Myles Gaskin on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of their game with the Kansas City Chiefs, meaning he won’t be available on Sunday. The team announced the roster move on their official Twitter account Saturday afternoon.
We have elevated TE Chris Myarick— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 12, 2020
and DE Tyshun Render as COVID-19 replacements for Sunday’s game.
We also have elevated RB Elijah McGuire
for tomorrow’s contest and placed RB Myles Gaskin on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Gaskin’s addition to the reserve/COVID-19 list is notable given Matt Breida is already on the list, Salvon Ahmed was ruled out ahead of the game due to a shoulder injury and former Chief DeAndré Washington dealt with a hamstring issue this week.
Washington would be in line to earn key playing time for Miami after he had no official designation on the final injury report. The Chiefs traded Washington to the Dolphins for a sixth-round pick at the NFL’s trade deadline in early November.
Elijah McGuire, also added to the active roster, spent time on the Chiefs’ practice squad last season. He did not make the Chiefs’ 53-man roster at the cutdown in September.
Washington, Patrick Laird and McGuire will thus be the running backs for the Dolphins against the Chiefs. The trio has a combined 138 offensive snaps this season.
On the Chiefs side, the team elevated defensive back Chris Lammons and offensive lineman Steven Wisniewski from the practice squad for the second week in a row, per the team’s official Twitter account.
We have activated DB Chris Lammons and G Stefen Wisniewski from the practice squad.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 12, 2020