Miami Dolphins not likely to have Armstead, possibly for rest of year

Terron Armstead (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Terron Armstead (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Miami Dolphins will lean on Skylar Thompson for the playoffs and it looks like Terron Armstead won’t be able to help.

According to Barry Jackson, the Dolphins expensive and top left tackle may not play the rest of the season. Jackson said that Armstead is frustrated.

Without Armstead, the Dolphins offensive line, already ranked near the bottom in the entire NFL will have to fend off another top defensive unit when they face the Bills on Sunday in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Not good news for a team already without their starting quarterback and their back up quarterback.

Skylar Thompson will need to have his head on a swivel against the Bills defense. Buffalo already faces a depleted Dolphins team that hasn’t gotten healthier in the last couple of weeks and now without Armstead, should he not play, Miami has to hope that the next man up can handle the job. In this case, it will be Greg Little or Kendall Lamm.

The Dolphins promising season hit a road block when the injuries began to pile up further and the west coast trip took a major toll on the team.

Last week, the Dolphins offense did enough to keep Thompson upright against the Jets but the Bill in Buffalo, in the playoffs is a lot different.

Miami already enters the game as an almost 10 point underdog and the news of Armstead is not going to win over any shifts downward in that prediction.

The Dolphins last faced a playoff game without their number one quarterback when Ryan Tannehill was replaced due to injury by Matt Moore. That 2016 game didn’t end well for the Dolphins and Miami has not been back until this year.

Losing Armstead is a big loss for Miami’s front offensive line and puts more pressure on the Dolphins defense to come up big on Sunday.