The debut of the Miami Dolphins’ new pass-rushing tandem with Jaelan Phillips opposite Bradley Chubb, who was recently traded for from the Denver Broncos, is officially on.
Phillips is active for the Dolphins’ 1 p.m. kickoff against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after popping up on the injury report Friday as questionable with a quadriceps injury.
Phillips will get to work with Chubb for the first time after the Dolphins traded for the one-time Pro Bowl edge defender with a package that included their one remaining first-round pick in the upcoming draft.
Also available to start for Miami after entering questionable is left tackle Terron Armstead, who had an Achilles injury accompany the nagging toe ailment he’s had since Week 1 on his injury listing.
After being a surprise scratch from last week’s lineup against the Detroit Lions, veteran safety Eric Rowe is back active against Chicago. He was questionable with a hip injury, but the Dolphins passing up on signing undrafted rookie Verone McKinley from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday indicated Rowe was in line to get playing time with starting safety Brandon Jones (knee) out for the season.
Dolphins rookie tight end Tanner Conner is also active after entering questionable with his knee injury.
Miami inactives were offensive lineman Austin Jackson, wide receiver River Cracraft, running back Myles Gaskin, quarterback Skylar Thompson and wide receiver Erik Ezukanma.
Cracraft was already ruled out Friday due to illness. Jackson entered doubtful with ankle and calf injuries.
The Dolphins elevated offensive tackle Kion Smith from the practice squad for Sunday’s game.
Bears inactives were wide receiver Velus Jones Jr., offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood and Ja’Tyre Carter, tight end Jake Tonges and defensive back Lamar Jackson.
This story will be updated.