Dolphins Player Expected To Make NFL History On Sunday


Just last week, the Miami Dolphins received some bad news about two of the team’s players.

Miami placed both offensive lineman Austin Jackson and tight end Adam Shaheen on the COVID-19/Reserve list. That put their chances of playing this weekend against the New England Patriots in jeopardy.

On Saturday morning, though, the Dolphins activated Jackson from the COVID-19/Reserve list. While he’s not cleared to play just yet, Jackson could make history if he steps on the field this weekend.

“Assuming he is fully cleared Sunday, Dolphins LT Austin Jackson would be the first fully vaccinated player to test positive and return to play in the same week,” NFL insider Tom Pelissero reported. “He went on the COVID list Monday along with teammate Adam Shaheen, who is unvaccinated and required to miss 10 days.”

Unfortunately for the Dolphins, Shaheen won’t be able to play this weekend because he is unvaccinated. If he had been vaccinated, there is a chance he would have been able to play this weekend.

As for Jackson, Miami said there is chance he plays.

“Austin Jackson has been added to the injury report, listed as QUESTIONABLE with a non-injury related illness for tomorrow’s game,” the team said in a statement. “He is traveling separate from the team and his game status will be updated Sunday before the game.”

Miami and New England kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.


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