NFL training camp is right around the corner, which means veterans and rookies alike are going to be battling it out for the last few roster spots available. That includes players on the Miami Dolphins, as team insider Marcel Louis-Jacques recently revealed one veteran in danger of being cut before Week 1.
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Louis-Jacques pointed out that Miami's offseason overhaul of the running back position does not bode well for Salvon Ahmed's chances of making the team. The Dolphins signed Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel, three players with over 1,500 rushing yards in their careers.
Ahmed made his claim to fame in 2020 when he rushed for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns during an impressive three-game stretch. However, the 23-year-old posted only 266 yards from scrimmage during the entire 2021 season and saw his offensive snap count drop from 51% to a dismal 21%.
The one player standing is Ahmed's way of snagging the No. 4 RB job is Miami's leading rusher from last season, Myles Gaskin. Gaskin has a huge leg up on Ahmed, though. Ahmed is seen solely as a rusher, while Gaskin has proven he can leak out as a receiver with 673 career yards on 97 receptions.
Miami's running back competition is going to be a fun one to watch play out during training camp. Ahmed will have to prove to the coaching staff that his upside is enough to warrant a roster spot. For now, the Dolphins have odds set at +4000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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