Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa knows he will face serious challenges in his first NFL starting game against the Los Angeles Rams at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, but he may not have two key offensive teammates.
The Dolphins’ injury report on Thursday listed receiver DeVante Parker and underperforming Adam Shaheen because they were restricted in the first two practice sessions of the week.
Due to a groin injury, Parker left against the New York Jets in the fourth quarter on two Thursdays. This is the third different injury Parker has been listed in the injury report after hamstring and ankle injuries.
Parker has been in the injury report the week before each game, but in the fourth week of the game against the Seattle Seahawks, Parker although participated in all games.
At the same time, Shaheen is not reporting on players injured in the game against the Jets in the news box. He was listed as a shoulder injury.
Shaheen scored his best game with the Dolphins. He scored a touchdown pass and then set another result with a 43-yard catch.
After trading with the Chicago Bears in the summer, Shaheen signed a two-year contract extension on Wednesday.
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Two other offensive skill position players missed practice on Thursday, Jakeem Grant was absent due to illness, and fellow receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. announced on Twitter Thursday morning The birth of his daughter.
It is expected that both Grant and Bowden can face off against the Rams, and the outstanding performance of Parker and Shaheen can obviously make the task of Tachovailoa easier.