“Everything is perfect” with DeVante Parker’s recovery

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Wide receiver DeVante Parker’s rookie season hit a bump in the road this spring when he needed to have surgery on his foot.

Parker had a screw inserted into the foot during a previous operation and needed to have it replaced, something that the Dolphins indicated was a precautionary measure to make sure that their first-round pick was able to play without pain during the regular season. The expectation at the time was that Parker would be good to go for the opening week of the regular season.

It’s been a bit more than a month since Parker had the surgery and nothing appears to have changed about that outlook. Parker’s agent James Gould said that “everything is perfect” with Parker’s recovery and that doctors are confident that the foot won’t be a problem again.

“I don’t think it will happen again,” Gould said, via the Miami Herald. “They got it right.”

Parker’s early work with the Dolphins led to rave reviews and the team hopes that continues into the regular season after making Parker a centerpiece of their offseason overhaul of the wide receiver group.

26 responses to ““Everything is perfect” with DeVante Parker’s recovery

  1. I don’t trust agents but I hope this is true. He was turning heads in mini camp. I’m interested to see how Parker, White, and Cooper’s seasons compare to each other because I believe the three of them were 1A, 1B, and 1C

  2. I thought Parker was a better prospect than White as far as polish, but White has more upside athletically.

    Glad to hear he appears to be healing ok. I am a Bears fan, but I am interested in seeing how Landry and Parker play off each other in Miami. Should be a lot of fun to watch.

  3. Two things you never hear:

    Agent: My client’s recovery will take longer than expected and he might not play well.

    Doctor: I didn’t quite get it right so we will probably need to redo that surgery.

    I hope the kid gets healthy BEFORE he tries to play rather than risk a recurring injury. I can’t wait to see the offense with these guys but if he needs to wait a few games, so be it. Now, about Albert’s knee…

  4. The 3 teams before the Dolphins were sure to grab him, so perhaps some more good things will happen this year. Bill

  5. Miami hasn’t had a tall WR with this amount of natural talent in over 20 years. Time will tell if he’s as good as expected, but expectations are very high.

  6. “We can rebuild him. We can make him stronger.”

    Some say this is why he fell to 14. I still see it as a break for the Fins if it is as simple as replacing a screw. And the Fins need breaks with taking on Suh. As every move matters now that they have a tighter budget.

  7. @uglydingo

    I think you are forgetting we had 6’4″ Brandon Marshall just a few years ago. If you meant a taller type Receiver without mental and behavoiral problems then I am totally with you 🙂

  8. Agents do sometimes do tell the truth when it comes to injury recovery. ..Ive heard an agent admit before that his client needed more recover time and the player’s injury was not ready for football

  9. I hope he gets back to 100%, but don’t think he’s going to be anything more than just a decent WR. He’s not in the same league as Amari Cooper.

  10. tonebones says:
    Jul 14, 2015 11:14 PM

    I hope he gets back to 100%, but don’t think he’s going to be anything more than just a decent WR. He’s not in the same league as Amari Cooper.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Actually he is in the same league. Drafted in the same round a few slots apart.

    Don’t quit your day job.

  11. This was a receiver year. One of the deepest groups I’ve seen. I do hope his foot heals well, and he’s ready to go. Gibson and Hartline were nothing last year, and Wallace was, well Wallace. It would have been really nice if the Front office would have gone after Andre Johnson, since NOW we know he wanted to come home. But Jennings and Stills were great pickups and with Landry and Matthews, that’s a deep group. If Parker can come back strong, he’s got Mad Skills. If OTA’s were any indication.

  12. tonebones says:
    Jul 14, 2015 11:14 PM
    I hope he gets back to 100%, but don’t think he’s going to be anything more than just a decent WR. He’s not in the same league as Amari Cooper.
    ————–
    You might be right… Parker is taller, faster, had a higher yards per reception, and more TD’s in college. That’s decent.

  13. He’s not in the same league as Amari Cooper.

    Actually, you know, he is! the National Football League.

  14. Great receiver pick to go along with the other great receivers picked up this off season.

  15. After watching film Cooper is starting to look like Wallace clone with more upside but Parker looks better smoother and jus more polished not knocking Cooper cuz would’ve taken him at 14 not over Parker though and this ie jus on the eye test alone I don’t know but I like Parker better really hope it pan out for us.

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