The Dolphins running back room takes a big hit on the eve of the game vs Kansas City. Starting running back Myles Gaskin has been placed on the COVID-19 list per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
The #Dolphins placed RB Myles Gaskin on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 12, 2020
This will leave the Dolphins with only Patrick Laird and DeAndre Washington as the only two healthy running backs on the roster for Sunday’s game vs Kansas City. The Dolphins did sign running back Elijah McGuire earlier this week and he has been brought up to the active roster as of Saturday, but how well he knows the playbook and if he is able to play is unknown at this time.
Matt Breida is still on the COVID-19 list and Salvon Ahmed was already OUT for this game with a shoulder injury.
UPDATE: Per ESPN Gaskin failed a COVID test and this isn’t a contact tracing issue. Meaning Gaskin may miss multiple weeks for the Dolphins.
Myles Gaskin’s placement on the covid-19/reserve list is because of a positive covid-19 test, per our @FieldYates, which means it could be a multiple game absence.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) December 12, 2020
More on this story as it develops.