The Miami Dolphins really have not gotten much production at running back this season despite their surprising 6-3 start to the campaign. That’s now led to some rather interesting Dolphins news one day after their win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Months after signing him to a two-year, $9.75 million contract, the Dolphins have waived former Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard.
Dolphins news: Team waives Jordan Howard
Howard, 26, was a healthy inactive this past Sunday against the Chargers. All said, the former Chicago Bears Pro Bowler has gained just 33 yards on 28 attempts for an average of 1.2 yards in five games this season. It obviously wasn’t working out for Howard in South Beach.
Given where we are in the season, veterans of Howard’s ilk are forced to go through waivers before potentially hitting free agency. However, there could be some interest in Howard’s services from contending teams.
Despite some recent struggles, the former mid-round pick does have a track record of success. Howard averaged north of 1,300 total yards at a clip of 4.6 yards per touch in his first three NFL seasons from 2016-18.
Dolphins’ depth chart at running back
Myles Gaskin is currently the Dolphins’ leading rusher. He’s gained 387 yards on the ground in seven games, averaging a mere 3.9 yards per rush. Meanwhile, a fellow recent acquisition in that of Matt Breida has put up just 128 rushing yards thus far this season.
Miami looks to be a legit playoff contender. It has won five in a row. The team is also 3-0 under rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. With that said, the Fins need to get their running game going here soon.
Could we potentially hear some more Dolphins news on the running back front here soon? It’s possible. Unfortunately, the free-agent market at running back is thin at this stage in the season.
It’s more likely that head coach Brian Flores and Co. go with what they have on the roster right now.