The Miami Dolphins have activated rookie running back De’von Achane from injured reserve, allowing him to play Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. Achane has been sidelined for the past four games due to a knee injury sustained in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
After returning to limited practice last week, Achane has impressed his coaches and teammates with his performance during his rookie season. Prior to his injury, he led the NFL with an average of 12.1 yards per carry and had accumulated 460 rushing yards with seven total touchdowns in just four games.
In Week 3, Achane had a standout game against the Denver Broncos, contributing 203 total yards on 18 carries and scoring four touchdowns. His explosive performance quickly earned him a larger role in Miami’s offense. The Dolphins hope that Achane’s return will bolster their rushing attack, which has seen a decline in production since his absence.
Before Achane’s injury, the Dolphins were averaging 185.8 rushing yards per game, but they have since dropped to 100.5 yards per game. They failed to reach 100 yards in two out of the last four games.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa praised Achane’s abilities, referring to him as an “electric player” and emphasizing his understanding of the game and his responsibilities within the offense.
In addition to Achane’s activation, the Dolphins have re-signed veteran receiver Robbie Chosen to their practice squad and elevated Chosen and offensive lineman Chasen Hines to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.
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