Dolphins Cornerback Not Progressing Well With Return From Injury

The Miami Dolphins have been one of the NFL's best teams through 4 weeks, with a 3-1 record, but after ruling out their starting Quarterback in Week 5, there's potential cracks in this offence that could be exploited. So far, they've been great on that side of the ball, and while the defence hasn't been as elite as many expected, they have been more than solid, but unfortunately, some of the reinforcements they were expecting may not be back as soon as some expected. 

Byron Jones, the teams star cornerback had off-season achilles surgery, and given the timeline on a potential recovery, he should have been closing in on activating the 21-day window before he can return to the active roster, but that hasn't been the case. Jones so far "hasn't been progressing the way Miami would have hoped", and thus, head coach Mike McDaniel announced that the team can't start that window yet.

There's still plenty of time on the season, and if Miami can continue to play well without him to allow him the time to correctly heal, he will make this team that much better upon his eventual return.

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