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  • Dolphins activate the X factor.

    Just when fans thought it was time to panic, Gase activates the X Factor. Xavien Howard is up and running. Oh yes.

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    RotoWorld :

    Dolphins activated second-round CB Xavien Howard (knee) off the active/PUP list.

    Howard needed surgery after suffering a minor knee injury on the final day of minicamp. Already a raw prospect, the missed practice time has certainly hurt Howard's development, but he still has a great shot to earn a starting job in a lackluster secondary. Sophomore Tony Lippett has been starting opposite Byron Maxwell while Howard was sidelined. Aug 18 - 11:29 AM

    Source: Miami Herald

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    • #3
      VJ said a couple weeks ago that Howard would be back for the RS. Doubt we see him in the PS, but definitely great news that his recovery is on track. He's been running the past 2 weeks. Hoping he's able to start by no later than game 4 as he's missed a lot of work.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post
        VJ said a couple weeks ago that Howard would be back for the RS. Doubt we see him in the PS, but definitely great news that his recovery is on track. He's been running the past 2 weeks. Hoping he's able to start by no later than game 4 as he's missed a lot of work.
        Yeah, while i obviously view this as good news (our secondary can use every or any bit of good news it can get!!!) i think it's just the next small step in the right direction...I'm really just hoping that when he does get back to 100% his eventual play on the field makes all the waiting worthwhile!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Driven_Phinsane! View Post

          Yeah, while i obviously view this as good news (our secondary can use every or any bit of good news it can get!!!) i think it's just the next small step in the right direction...I'm really just hoping that when he does get back to 100% his eventual play on the field makes all the waiting worthwhile!
          I agree and that's part of why I said game 4. Want him back healthy and able to start on his own merit. Like with Tunsil, I don't want him rushed back and forced to play. Hoping to see more from Lippett and Chekwa.

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          • #6
            He should start practicing again on Sunday and I would think he would play with the fringe players next week to get his feet wet and some time in game 4.

            http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolph...n-howard-.html

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            • #7
              I'm still waiting for news on Culliver. Having him available will definitely put us in a better place. Then with Howard progressing, McCain flashing and Lippett slowly growing in his role we should be "alright" at CB. Shame about Ifo though....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alpha View Post
                I'm still waiting for news on Culliver. Having him available will definitely put us in a better place. Then with Howard progressing, McCain flashing and Lippett slowly growing in his role we should be "alright" at CB. Shame about Ifo though....
                Culliver is on PUP and the last news was that he was still a few weeks away from running and being able to practice.

                Once we get Howard, Culliver, and Chekwa all back, we should have a pretty solid group of DBs. Even Aikens has looked pretty good in limited play.

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                • Alpha
                  Alpha commented
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                  I have heard a lot of good about Aikens - but after last year I dread seeing him anywhere but special teams.

                • cuchulainn
                  cuchulainn commented
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                  Agree... he's depth though and didn't look lost in camp or the 1st game. Progress. ;-)

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