RB Myles Gaskin is out for several weeks and his absence leaves the team with Howard (who is a mistake) and Breida (who is used sparingly). Laird is also available and has very few touches. As a result, the Dolphins acquired DeAndre Washington from the Chiefs (but won't be able to play this Sunday because of COVID-19 rules).
So for the Dolphins next game, the running game will be a patchwork of players, probably Breida and Laird. Howard is probably a scratch again. I expect Tua to count on his TEs for more support in his game #2 start. We shall see....
Isaiah Ford was traded to the Patriots for a futuristic 7th round draft pick. Luckily, we have some bench strength at WR so the initial loss will not be too apparent.
The Dolphins need a first rate RB to create a respected running game, IMO.
I was surprised to see Ford get traded. I liked him. He was sure handed and had a knack for moving the chains. To be honest, I was thinking he should get more playing time at the expense of Preston Williams. The two drops by Williams are problematic. I hope it's an aberration and not an ongoing problem.
DeAndre Washington is an interesting pickup. I think he goes about 5" 8" and 210 lbs. He looks to be a slightly faster, heavier version of Gaskin. We shall see.
Wondering if this is the week when Jordan Howard takes advantage of a reboot opportunity. Stinks that Breida's also injured. Arizona has middle-of-the-pack rush D, but a good D overall per Football Outsiders ranking.