The Miami Dolphins made two moves on Tuesday. They placed Myles Gaskin on IR and activated Liam Eichenberg from IR. Is this the end for Gaskin?
Myles Gaskin has been hardly used at all this year. A weekly inactive designation most of the season, Gaskin never seemed to fit into what Mike McDaniel wanted. What those reasons are, is anyone’s guess.
Now, it appears that his time in Miami will end with a designation to the injured reserve list. Miami placed the free agent to be on the list when they activated Eichenberg who has missed most of the season.
Eichenberg was starting to play better alongside Terron Armstead until he hurt his knee in week 8. Gaskin will hit the IR with a knee injury.
With Eichenberg out, Robert Jones has played most of the year, and while he has been o.k. Miami needs Eichenberg to continue his development. He began practicing earlier in the month and his 21-day window to return would have been this week. It is not known if he will immediately take the place of Jones in the lineup against the Patriots on Sunday.
All of the Dolphins’ running backs are impending free agents and while many believe that both Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, Jr. will be re-signed, the likelihood of Salvon Ahmed and especially Gaskin are incredibly thin.
The Dolphins can make the playoffs with a win against the Patriots and a Jets loss in Seattle or a win against the Patriots and a win in the final week over the Jets.