DeVante Parker has foot surgery

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It’s time to press the pause button on the superlatives regarding Dolphins rookie receiver DeVante Parker.

Per a team source, Parker underwent foot surgery this morning. As is always the case when NFL players go under the knife, the surgery was a success. He’s expected to be ready to go for Week One in September.

It’s unclear how or when the injury occurred. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the surgery was performed as a precaution, and that the injury wouldn’t have kept Parker from playing this week, if it had happened in the regular season.

It’s also unclear whether and to what extent Parker will participate in training camp and the preseason. He’s definitely done for the rest of the offseason program. While he’s expected to be ready for Week One, his readiness for the rest of the work that comes before Week One could influence how effective he’ll be as a rookie.

Parker had drawn rave reviews during limited work with the Dolphins in the offseason. Salguero already had dubbed Parker the best rookie receiver Salguero had seen in his 20-plus years of covering the team.

54 responses to “DeVante Parker has foot surgery

  1. Am sure glad the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t wat this guy. BUST written allover him.
    Instead, the Chiefs absolutely STOLE the bet WR in the draft with their 3rdround pick.

    Mr. Conley will prove to be the best WR in the 2015 draf class.

  2. Corey Chavous said he wouldn’t draft him solely due to his foot problems. Sounds like he might be unfortunately right.

  3. No need for concern, if you followed his last season at Louisville you know he played with a foot injury and still put up huge numbers. The guy is a stud and will be just fine.

  4. This is what happens when a story is thrown out there before all of the facts are known.

    They’re replacing the screw in his foot from previous injury. It’s not a new injury.

  5. Best WR of draft. Easy transition to pro so won’t need much to get into swing week 1.

  6. All of a sudden any news for him stopped and Landry got the coverage. So this was why .

  7. Fake French Accent says:
    Jun 5, 2015 10:47 AM

    NBD. Still super bummed the Vikings didn’t take him at 11.
    ___________________________________

    No worries, Waynes will be much better for us than another reciever would have in that crowded receiver room.

  8. Agreed, he won’t be tearing acl practicing!!! If Philbin can figure out how to beat the patsies twice & to get these guys to play 60 minutes we could take this division!!! If not FIRE PHILBIN & COYLE 8-8 can NOT be an option this year!!! At least beat out the division!!! Speedy recovery Parker, GO FINS!!!

  9. And here I thought building chemistry with his new qb and learning the system was paramount. Now its no big deal. Which is it fairweather Phin fans?

  10. Tanne will go down hill without the help of this guy. And to know he won’t be in training camp to get chemistry with the qb is going to be tough to start first regular season game. Miami won’t make the playoff since Tannehill is a qb who dumps 3-4 yards per play on every game.

  11. Rookie WRs don’t need training camp or preseason to have good years anymore. It’s flag football and they’ve been running routes against people who can’t touch them their whole lives. Odell missed all of training camp and the first four games and still put up the best rookie WR numbers ever.

    I hope my entire WR corp needs a quick surgical cleanout that keep them out of these ‘more harm than done’ otas, training camp and p.s. games. Everyone knows we lose our seasons in training camp before they even start.

  12. Folks, this surgery was simply to replace a loose screw in his foot(not his head like a previous WR) from his previous surgery, no new injury. Nothing to see, move along now. Go Fins!

  13. 2015 Rookie of the Year gets off to a slow start. No worries – 95 catches, 1,400 yds, 20 TDs this year with NFL MVP Ryan Tannehill pulling the trigger. Write it down trolls. In ink.

  14. Who cares? It’s the blowfish…when was the last time they did anything right? When they drafted Dan Marino…and where is his SB ring?

  15. shakespeare22 says:
    Jun 5, 2015 2:31 PM

    2015 Rookie of the Year gets off to a slow start. No worries – 95 catches, 1,400 yds, 20 TDs this year with NFL MVP Ryan Tannehill pulling the trigger. Write it down trolls. In ink.
    =============================================

    I may make a mental note of this story to come back and copy what you said, but here’s the more likely story considering injury histories of rookies and the corresponding missing of playbook installation and training camp.

    30 catches, 450 yards, 3 TDs

    It’s sad but almost a redshirt situation. Just don’t get down on Tannehill or Parker when Parker breaks one way while Tannehill throws it another. It will happen, and more than once.

  16. It is voluntary surgery with a 10 day recovery. Get over yourselves! He will know the playbook and probably participate a few snaps in Pre-Season games for the experience. I bet he is a Top 2 in Rookie WR this year. Take your time Kid… the Dolphins are setting up for long term dominance, while the Pats are in decline, the Bills will have a nightmare payroll coming up and the Jets (and the Bills) still have no QB solution.

  17. “…while the Pats are in decline,…” Did you seriously post that with a straight face?
    Did you forget they just won the SB?

  18. ^Cause they have a strapping young coach/QB who never have to revert to cheating in order to have a SB handed to them.

  19. As usual, all the good news from the off-season blown out of the water in one shot. I’m starting to believe in the Joe Robbie “curse” angle.

  20. Dolphin fans – Odell missed the first four games last year with a bad hammy. Parker can still have a great year. Good luck against the CheAters.

  21. RT is no Eli, he will need Parker. In order to beat the Bills he needs better numbers than last year. RT vs. Bills in 2014 = 29/64 276 yards 3 TD 2 Int 1 FL and 9 sacks. Ouch.

  22. Rex Ryan believes Parker needs a second opinion on any foot issues, and thinks his expertize may help. Couldn’t help myself, sorry!!

  23. You got to love the trolls here, make me wonder if they are all homeless, if so, come on in the water is warm in Miami, however it would be a shock if they had good info, which they don’t. Bill

  24. vbbills says:
    Jun 5, 2015 6:21 PM
    RT is no Eli, he will need Parker.
    ———————
    No, he isn’t, fortunately. Ryan had a higher completion percentage, few interceptions, and a high passer rating. I would also be willing to bet that Parker has a better rookie season than Watkins did.

  25. frankfortschooldropout says:
    Jun 5, 2015 3:59 PM
    shakespeare22 says:
    Jun 5, 2015 2:31 PM

    2015 Rookie of the Year gets off to a slow start. No worries – 95 catches, 1,400 yds, 20 TDs this year with NFL MVP Ryan Tannehill pulling the trigger. Write it down trolls. In ink.
    =============================================

    I may make a mental note of this story to come back and copy what you said, but here’s the more likely story considering injury histories of rookies and the corresponding missing of playbook installation and training camp.

    30 catches, 450 yards, 3 TDs

    It’s sad but almost a redshirt situation. Just don’t get down on Tannehill or Parker when Parker breaks one way while Tannehill throws it another. It will happen, and more than once.
    —————————-
    And if it just so happens that he’s right, you gonna take that mental note, and come back and admit that he’s much smarter than you?

  26. Know we know why Devante Parker stayed on the board until the Dolphins could snatch him up! Add Devante to the growing list of surgically repaired players on this team. I must point out that the gamble on Mr. Parker was probably a good one. After all, he did play well last year. I am hoping that He will start practicing again and be really ready to play before the bye-week. Trainers always have a best case scenario in mind when they “leak” stuff.

    We have a restocked our receiving corps with experienced players, who compliment Tannehill’s limited passing game. I really doubt if Parker was going to start over Gregg Jennings anyway. Parker was going to be put into the game at those points that complimented his progress as a Pro receiver. By mid season, Parker would have been on his way to being the dominant player we all believe that he can be.

    This is a good opportunity for Rashard Mathews to impress everyone. I know that I will poo-pooed, but I would love to see Rashard be tried as a corner back! I think he has all of the tools to be very good as a shut down cover corner!

  27. Okay! Maybe Rashard should be a Safety! My wife thinks he might be a little slow for corner! Yes dear! Sorry Dear! ( I hate to admit that she is always right.)

  28. Jun 5, 2015 6:21 PM
    RT is no Eli, he will need Parker.
    ———————
    No, he isn’t, fortunately. Ryan had a higher completion percentage, few interceptions, and a high passer rating. I would also be willing to bet that Parker has a better rookie season than Watkins did.
    ****
    Both teams are rated to have the same win/loss record from Vegas, barely cracking the win column.

  29. Just to pick a few, you know who you are….Parker is a bust….34 thumbs up…208..down, 18 up..231 down, 16 up..125 down…looks like most disagree, perhaps you guys really know little about foot injuries, at a certain time they take out the screw, and when it starts to get loose you have pain, take it out and you are good to go when the surgery site heals. Bill

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