Xavien Howard week to week with knee injury

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Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard was named the AFC’s defensive player of the week on Wednesday, but he’s unlikely to take the honors again next Wednesday.

Howard did not practice on Wednesday and head coach Adam Gase revealed after the session that Howard is dealing with a knee injury. He only missed one snap against the Bills last Sunday, but Gase said the team will be taking things week to week as Howard tries to get back on the field.

The Dolphins claimed former Jaguars corner Dee Delaney off of waivers to help fill out the secondary, but Gase didn’t pretend that his team would be in a tough spot if Howard isn’t able to play.

“He’s one of our best players, if not our best player on that side of the ball,” Gase said, via ESPN.com. “We’ve got to make some adjustments if we have to on defense. Our guys have to step up. If he can’t go, you’re not going to replace him.”

Gase said that he expects Howard to play again this season, but there may not be much reason to push things if the Dolphins fall to 6-7 against the Patriots this weekend.

4 responses to “Xavien Howard week to week with knee injury

  1. Gase will sit him for 4 weeks because that’s what he does. Meanwhile Gordon will have 4 TDs and Miami will get blown out.
    Game will be over by the end of the 1st quarter

  2. .
    Since division realignment in 2002, New England has won the AFC East a whopping 14 of 16 times. No other team in the other five divisions has done it more than nine. 

  3. Only the Lions, Bills, and Browns have had longer playoff victory droughts than Miami (17 years), which coincidentally started after Dan Marino’s last game in 2000 (the year Tom Brady was drafted) but before TB12’s first game in 2001. This years Super Bowl will occur in 2019. An entire generation of Fins Phans knows nothing but Patriot dominance. As a long time Pat’s fan all I can say is the same thing I say to Oakland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, etc. Payback is a beach.

    Always tough in Miami though, and not coincidentally the week before travelling to Pittsburgh…just like last year. Someone at the league office doesn’t like the Patriots very much or is jonesing for parity.

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