The Dolphins activated wide receiver DeVante Parker from the physically unable to perform list a week ago, which meant the first-round pick became eligible to begin practicing with the team for the first time since offseason foot surgery.
Parker hasn’t actually started practicing, though. While Parker dressed for Wednesday’s practice and has resumed running, rehab continued to be the only work on his plate. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that is expected to change next week.
Parker is expected to join practice on at least a limited basis with an eye on being in the lineup when the regular season gets underway. Being in the lineup is one thing, but will Parker be able to contribute after so little time on the field since being drafted?
“That’s the plan, but you never know,” Parker said, via the Herald.
It’s an ambitious plan given Parker’s injury and inactivity, but a growing role in the offense over the first weeks of the season seems like a realistic trajectory for Parker to take as he acclimates himself after the layoff.