Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was dealing with a hamstring injury, but he is ready to return to action.
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Parker Active vs. Jets
Sunday, Nov. 6
The Dolphins announced Parker is available for Week 9 against New York.
Christensen Discusses Parker's Health
Saturday, Nov. 5
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said he believes Parker has been playing hurt this year, according to the Palm Beach Post's Jason Lieser:
I don’t think he’s been 100 percent. It's hard to play that position when you're not feeling great. I think he's really improving. I think he's practicing better… he's made a number of big plays and I'm encouraged by him. I think he has a chance to be a great player.
He's fighting through this thing, injury-wise, and that's no fun. But I think he's going to be fine. I really do think he's going to be fine and is going to have some big, big days in this second half of the season.
Parker Has Dealt with Injury Issues at Pro Level
The Dolphins drafted Parker with the 14th overall pick last year, but he's failed to make much of an impact so far at the NFL level. While a crowded Miami receiving corps has played a role in his lackluster numbers, injuries have been a much bigger factor.
He needed a second foot surgery last June after previously undergoing a procedure while at Louisville. Then, after making a limited impact across seven games last year, he was sidelined again after starting to feel soreness in the foot. More recently, he missed the start of the 2016 season with a hamstring injury.
The Dolphins are used to playing without him, but having him in the lineup will be a huge boost to quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the passing game alongside Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.