Miami Dolphins second-year receiver DeVante Parker told his coaching staff early last week that he would play against the Baltimore Ravens. Based on his back injury and track record, there obviously was some doubt.
But Parker managed to fight through the pain and convinced the Dolphins less than two hours before the game that he could. Parker, who didn’t practice all week, finished with three receptions for 34 yards and scored Miami’s only touchdown in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The game marked a growing point for Parker, who has dealt with various injuries in his first two seasons. In the past, Parker has missed games or didn’t play well through pain, but neither was the case against the Ravens. Parker looked to fellow receivers Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills playing through their injuries as motivation.