Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, who is in the midst of the best year of his young NFL career, was highlighted on the Miami Dolphins’ injury report Friday.
Wilkins was listed as limited in practice with a groin injury.He wasn’t on the first injury report of the week on Thursday and hasn’t been on the injury report all year, suggesting he suffered the injury during training.
At the same time, it should be noted that the Dolphins signed veteran defensive tackle Justin Ellis to the practice squad this week after training three other players at the position.
Wilkins, who is playing on his fifth-year option, is tied for the team lead with 6.5 sacks — along with Bradley Chubb, Jaelan Phillips and Zach Sieler — in addition to providing his usual strong run support .
Wilkins’ official status for Monday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans at Hard Rock Stadium will be announced when the final injury report is released Saturday. Since arriving as a first-round pick in 2019, Wilkins has played in 76 of a possible 78 games and hasn’t missed a game since the 2020 season.
HILL, HOLLAND, ARMSTEAD RETURNING TO TRAINING,Wilkins was among eight players listed as limited participants in Friday’s practice, a group that included Tyreek Hill, Terron Armstead and Jevon Holland, all of whom sat out Thursday.
Also limited were TE Durham Smythe, RB Raheem Mostert, T Kendall Lamm and RB Chris Brooks, who is still on injured reserve and in the second part of his three-week practice window.Guard Robert Hunt (hamstring) and linebacker Jerome Baker (knee) did not practice for the second straight day.