The Miami Dolphins boast one of the NFL’s best young receiving corps, but 2015 first-round pick DeVante Parker will be sidelined for a couple months.
Per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Parker underwent surgery on his foot Friday morning.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media offered the timeline for the receiver’s return:
#Dolphins 1st round WR DeVante Parker had successful surgery on his foot. He should be good for the season opener, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2015
Parker, the 14th overall pick of the recent draft, signed a four-year, $10.9 million contract with the Dolphins. He racked up 156 receptions, 2,775 yards and 33 touchdowns while at the University of Louisville.
According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, Parker’s surgery entailed replacing the screw that was inserted in his foot last year.
Doesn't sound like new injury for DeVante Parker. Replacing screw in his foot. He broke it last year, recovered to play 2nd half of season
— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonFL) June 5, 2015
That injury cost Parker seven outings, but he still managed to tally 43 catches, 855 yards and five touchdowns during a six-game stretch to close the season.
In the meantime, along with second-year receiver Jarvis Landry, offseason acquisitions Kenny Stills (trade, New Orleans Saints) and Greg Jennings (free agent) will receive the majority of first-team reps.
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