Dolphins, needing a lineman against Ravens, elevate Larnel Coleman from practice squad – The Denver Post


Ahead of Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff at the Baltimore Ravens, the Miami Dolphins made their Saturday roster move to fill the void left by right tackle Austin Jackson’s placement on injured reserve.

Tackle Larnel Coleman was elevated from the Dolphins’ practice squad to the game-day roster, the team announced.

Along with Coleman, the Dolphins elevated receiver River Cracraft and announced tight end Hunter Long did not travel with the team to Baltimore and has been downgraded to out for Sunday’s matchup.

Coleman, the 2021 seventh-round pick, had his chance this training camp to earn a spot on the 53-man active roster. After an uneven camp and preseason, Miami opted to keep Greg Little as its backup swing tackle.

Little, who entered last Sunday’s 20-7 win over the New England Patriots in relief of Jackson following his second-quarter right ankle injury, will likely be counted on to start in Baltimore.

The Dolphins had to make a move to add at least one offensive lineman because, entering Saturday, they were below the game-day minimum requirement of eight active linemen. With Jackson’s placement on IR, which will cause him to miss at least the next four games, the team was down to seven.

Miami elevating just one lineman may bode well for veteran left tackle Terron Armstead, who enters Sunday questionable to play with a toe injury.

Should another injury occur to an offensive tackle against the Ravens, the Dolphins may insert Colemen, but their next contingency plan is more likely to involve a shift out to tackle for either left guard Liam Eichenberg or right guard Robert Hunt with Robert Jones coming in at guard.

Last Saturday, the Dolphins used their practice-squad elevations on Cracraft and safety Verone McKinley. NFL teams can elevate up to two practice-squad players to the active roster per game. In 2022, players can get the call up three times over the course of the season, up from two last year.

Along with Armstead, defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (back), wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. (toe) and running back Salvon Ahmed (heel) are questionable for Sunday. Tight end Cethan Carter (concussion) is out.



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