Dolphins coach Brian Flores said on Tuesday that veteran wide receiver Allen Hurns will eventually be placed on injured reserve after a Monday report that he will likely miss three months with wrist surgery. This comes as Miami has had Will Fuller out since the first practice of training camp, been without DeVante Parker for more practices than he’s participated in, had Albert Wilson miss the past week-plus and Preston Williams on the physically-unable-to-perform list since the start of camp.
“We’ll see about [Wednesday]. They’re day to day. They’re all working to get back,” Flores said. “Those become pretty competitive practices, very competitive practices. With guys who have been out, you kind of want to ease them back, so if they are back, I wouldn’t expect too much out of them. But getting closer, I would say.”
The story went on to say Parker, Fuller, Wilson and Williams continued to sit out Tuesday, which was a lighter walkthrough session before the Dolphins welcome the Atlanta Falcons for joint practices on Wednesday and Thursday. With the slew of top wideouts missing, the Dolphins started Waddle with Hollins in Week 1 of the preseason. Bowden ended up leading wide receivers later in the game with four receptions for 47 yards.
According to The Athletic, Miami Dolphins running back/wide receiver Malcolm Perry has been taking snaps at slot receiver, adding that: “We listed Perry as a running back, although he’s expected to play some at slot receiver. Depending on how he adapts, Perry could fill a huge void left by Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns — who both opted out of the 2020 season.”
Malcolm Perry has been generating quiet buzz for his work in the slot throughout camp, and as The Athletic indicated if he can emerge in that role, he could potentially fill a huge hole left by Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opting out of the season. Perry was a wildcat quarterback of sorts at Navy, but always projected to have a longer career at wide receiver than at running back. He was always expected to get some looks in the slot, but Wilson opting out opens up the possibility that he emerges as the clear cut top slot option for the Dolphins. He has an exciting skill set, and is explosive once he has the ball in his hands. He should make for an interesting fit between Miami's two towering receivers in Preston Williams and Davante Parker.