Ajayi (knee) was a full participant in the Dolphins' practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest against the Jets, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins held Ajayi out of practice Thursday, but that's been a common occurrence throughout the season with the intention of providing regular maintenance to combat his chronic right knee soreness. Unless the pain in Ajayi's knee intensifies as the season progresses, he's not expected to miss any game action, but the running back's restricted practice schedule could be hampering his development as a receiver. Though Ajayi displayed three-down capabilities during his college career at Boise State, he's yet to emerge as much of a receiving threat in his three seasons in Miami, and has arguably taken a step back in that regard in 2017. With seven catches for just 23 yards, Ajayi hasn't been a go-to check-down option for quarterback Jay Cutler, but fortunately, he remains a formidable presence on the ground. Ajayi's 391 rushing yards rank seventh in the NFL, though his failure to find the end zone in five games has rendered him a disappointment in the fantasy realm. 3:46 pm (EST)
- Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen suggested Thursday that Ajayi's chronic right knee soreness may be hindering his development as a receiver out of the backfield, Roy Cummings of FloridaFootballInsiders.com reports. "it is kind of an issue [because Ajayi] doesn't practice every single day," Christensen said. "So he probably needs the extra reps in the passing game, but when you get him out there you want to get your runs called. I mean, he's still a million miles ahead of [where he was as a pass catcher] a year and a half ago, but he's not where we want him to be."
- Ajayi (knee) was not spotted at practice Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
- Ajayi gained 130 yards on 26 carries during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons. All Jay Ajayi News
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