Dolphins’ Austin Jackson available for first time since Week 1; QB Teddy Bridgewater out vs. Browns


			Dolphins’ Austin Jackson available for first time since Week 1; QB Teddy Bridgewater out vs. Browns
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Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Austin Jackson is available to play for the first time since the team’s Sept. 11 opener against the New England Patriots.

Jackson, who entered Sunday questionable with ankle and calf injuries, was not listed among the team’s inactives 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. kickoff against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.

Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 1. He was placed on injured reserve and activated last week. Nonetheless, he remained inactive for last week’s win at the Chicago Bears, when he entered doubtful.

This week, Jackson ramped up his practice workload to participate in Thursday and Friday drills. Since he’s been out, veteran Brandon Shell has impressed at the right tackle spot that belonged to Jackson to start the season. Left guard Liam Eichenberg is now on IR with a knee injury, and Robert Jones has played for him there. It’s unknown if Jackson will start and where he will line up.

Along with Jackson, left tackle Terron Armstead is also active after going into Sunday questionable with his nagging toe injury and a calf ailment.

Dolphins backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is out for against the Browns.

Bridgewater had a flare-up with a chronic knee issue this past week and the Dolphins “wanted to be smart about it,” according to an NFL Network report.

With Bridgewater down, rookie Skylar Thompson is set to take on backup quarterback duties behind Tua Tagovailoa.

Dolphins wide receiver Trent Sherfield is available after he was a late add to the team’s injury report on Sunday morning with a toe ailment.

Healthy Dolphins inactives are wide receivers River Cracraft and Erik Ezukanma, running back Myles Gaskin and cornerback Noah Igbinoghene.

Miami is keeping both Verone McKinley and Eric Rowe active. In weeks prior, one was kept inactive while the other played a majority of defensive snaps in the team’s effort to replace injured strong safety Brandon Jones. Last week in Chicago, it was Rowe starting while McKinley remained on the practice squad before getting signed to the active roster Saturday. On Oct. 30 in Detroit, Rowe was made inactive while McKinley received an elevation for the game.

This story will be updated.


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