The Miami Dolphins were dealt a scare on Thursday when second-year wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. left practice with an apparent lower-body injury. Fortunately, the Dolphins can breathe a sigh of relief. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Bowden is dealing with a strained hamstring, which is a lot better than what some people were expecting.
A timetable has not been given for Bowden's return. Depending on the severity of the hamstring straing, Miami could always move him to the injured reserve list ahead of the 2021 NFL season.
Lynn Bowden Injury Update
Bowden was originally a third-round selection by the Las Vegas Raiders at the 2020 NFL Draft. However, the Raiders shipped him and a 2021 sixth-rounder to the Dolphins for a 2021 fourth-round pick. Bowden appeared in 10 games (four starts) for Miami last year, hauling in 28-of-37 targets (75.7%) for 211 receiving yards.
It's no secret that Bowden's injury certainly clouds his future with the Dolphins. With the team bringing in former Houston Texans wideout Will Fuller V and 2021 sixth overall pick Jaylen Waddle into the WR room, Bowden has clearly moved down the depth chart. Considering how he won't get another chance to prove his worth in the preseason, he'll have an uphill climb to earn looks when he's back on the field.
The Dolphins will enter the upcoming season after their 2020 campaign saw them going 10-6 and just miss out on the playoffs. Fortunately, the future is looking somewhat bright for Miami. The Dolphins' +3200 odds to win Super Bowl 56 ranks 14th best leaguewide, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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