It was announced later in the week that the Miami Dolphins would be without cornerback Xavien Howard and wide receiver DeVante Parker for their game against the Jaguars.
Sunday morning, the team announced even more key players who will miss the game, as cornerback Byron Jones, wide receiver Preston Williams, and tight end Adam Shaheen were listed as inactive.
Jones’ absence means that the Dolphins will have to rely on some of their veterans in Jason McCourty, Justin Coleman, Eric Rowe, and Nik Needham to step up and keep Jacksonville’s wideouts in check.
Williams is another hit to a thin wide receiver room. Without Williams, Parker, and Will Fuller, the Dolphins are now down to Jaylen Waddle, Albert Wilson, Mack Hollins, Isaiah Ford, and Kirk Merritt on Sunday.
Shaheen’s injury could mean that rookie Hunter Long may actually get targets this week, as he’s received just 20 offensive snaps this season.
Rounding out the inactives are third-string quarterback Reid Sinnett and tackle Greg Little.
Miami kicks off against Jacksonville on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.