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Will Fuller expected to make Miami Dolphins debut on Sunday

Nov 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) turns after a catch during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) turns after a catch during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller is expected to play Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders after missing last week’s game for personal reasons, coach Brian Flores told reporters Friday.

It will mark the Miami debut for Fuller, who was signed to a one-year, $10.625 million contract with the Dolphins in March.

Fuller, 27, didn’t play in the Dolphins’ 17-16 Week 1 win over the New England Patriots as he was serving the final game of a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He missed five games to end the 2020 season with the Houston Texans due to the punishment.

He wasn’t with the team in the 35-0 drubbing by the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.

He returned to the Dolphins on Monday and practiced all week.

“Will has worked hard — we expect him to play,” Flores said. “Will’s looked good this week.”

The Texans selected the Notre Dame product with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In 53 games (52 starts), he has 209 receptions for 3,110 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Despite playing in just 11 games last season, he caught eight passes for touchdowns and averaged 16.6 yards per catch — both career highs.

–Field Level Media