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Dolphins Get Optimistic Adam Shaheen Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Miami Dolphins have received an optimistic injury update regarding tight end Adam Shaheen.
The Miami Dolphins have received an optimistic injury update regarding tight end Adam Shaheen. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins were without fifth-year tight end Adam Shaheen during their 29-26 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Knee and hamstring injuries have forced Shaheen to miss the last few practices, however, it's looking like there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Senior NFL writer Armando Salguero is reporting that the Dolphins are optimistic after the MRI on Shaheen's knee came back negative. The expectation is that he'll be ready to play either by Week 1 or 2 of the 2021 NFL season.

Adam Shaheen Injury News

The Chicago Bears selected Adam Shaheen with the 45th overall pick at the 2017 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, his career started on the wrong foot as injuries held him to just 27 games played over his first three seasons. However, the Bears traded him to the Dolphins in July 2020 in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

Clearly, the change of scenery worked out well for Shaheen as he played in each of Miami's 16 games (five starts) last year. He finished with career-highs in receiving yards (150) and touchdowns (3) while earning a two-year, $7.65 million contract along the way.

Shaheen was also involved in 34% of the Dolphins' offensive snaps, which shows that he actually has a sizeable role on the team as No. 1 TE Mike Gesicki's backup. Considering how Miami only ran 202 plays with multiple tight tends last year (20th), expect more of the same output from Shaheen compared to his 2020 campaign.

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