In a significant roster move, the Miami Dolphins have activated rookie running back De’Von Achane from injured reserve, paving the way for his return to the field in Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
De’Von Achane, who had been sidelined for the past four games due to a knee injury sustained in a Week 5 victory over the New York Giants, returned to practice last week as a limited participant
His comeback is eagerly anticipated, given his impressive rookie campaign and impact on the team’s offense. Drafted in the third round this year, De’Von Achane had been leading the NFL with an impressive 12.1 yards per carry before his injury, amassing 460 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns in just four games. The rookie has earned praise from both coaches and teammates for his commitment to coaching, and improving his game in both running and passing plays.
Veteran running back Raheem Mostert commended Achane’s progress, stating, “It’s finally paying off for him. He’s taken coaching very well. He’s listening to the key aspects in both the run and the passing game.”
De’Von Achane’s return is expected to provide a significant boost to the Dolphins’ rushing attack, which experienced a drop-off in production since his injury
The team, which averaged 185.8 rushing yards per game before Week 5, has since managed only 100.5 yards per game on the ground. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa expressed confidence in De’Von Achane, describing him as an “electric player” who understands the game and his assignments.
In addition to De’Von Achane’s activation, the Dolphins re-signed veteran receiver Robbie Chosen to their practice squad on Saturday, providing further depth for the team. Chosen, along with offensive lineman Chasen Hines, was elevated to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.