Grant won't play in Week 17 and could also be a candidate for IR, according to Rapoport. The Dolphins continue to be banged up at the WR position so heading into Week 17 it leaves Bowden, Ford and Hollins as a possible top-three if DeVante Parker remains out.
A week after returning to the team that drafted him and then traded him to a division rival, the Miami Dolphins put Isaiah Ford back on their active roster Tuesday.
Ford, who Miami traded to the Patriots in October for a 2022 sixth-round draft pick, was re-signed last week after New England waived him. The Dolphins called him up for Sunday’s 22-12 win over the Patriots. In that game Ford played 53 of Miami’s 72 offensive snaps, and caught three passes for 18 yards in a game that featured the Dolphins playing without pass catchers DeVante Parker, Mike Gesicki and Jakeem Grant, the story said. With the Dolphins still very much banged up at the WR position, Ford could have a role this week against the Raiders as they look to make a playoff push. But he's obviously a risky play in fantasy leagues.
Reiss tweet went on to say Ford has cleared COVID-19 testing and is now working in the team's system, according to Bill Belichick. With Julian Edelman on IR the team needs help at WR so Ford could get some looks right away and perhaps jump ahead of Byrd, according to some who follow the team.
ESPN believes Ford should provide an experienced option for a depleted Patriots receiver group and he has the versatility to play both outside and slot receiver. He's mostly played the slot this season. The Patriots have been in need of reinforcements as Julian Edelman (knee) is on injured reserve and N'Keal Harry missed Sunday's loss against the Buffalo Bills. They have elevated undrafted free agent Isaiah Zuber from the practice squad four different times this year.
Meanwhile for the Dolphins, it could open the door for a trio of young players they would like to evaluate there the rest of the season: rookie third-round pick Bowden Jr., rookie seventh-round pick Perry and practice squad receiver Callaway who saw his NFL suspension expire this week and is a likely candidate to be elevated to the 53-man roster soon, an ESPN story said.