After missing last Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Miami Dolphins’ bookend cornerbacks will return to the lineup for the team’s Week 7 home game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, both listed as questionable to play with their respective injuries, are active. Wide receiver Preston Williams and rookie linebacker Jaelan Phillips, who were also listed as questionable, are also active.
Wide receiver DeVante Parker and Greg Mancz are inactive after being listed as questionable. Parker will miss his third straight game this season. Mancz, who took over as starting center after Michael Deiter was placed on injured reserve, has started the last three games.
Either Austin Reiter or Cameron Tom will likely start at center. The Dolphins signed Reiter off the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad in early October. Reiter, a six-year veteran, has made 33 starts and appeared in 60 games. Tom was elevated from the practice squad for Sunday’s game and has not played a snap this season. Whoever starts at center, the Dolphins will be using their sixth starting offensive line combination in seven games.
The Dolphins also deactivated cornerback Noah Igbinoghene, offensive tackle Greg Little, rookie tight end Hunter Long and defensive lineman John Jenkins.
The Falcons deactivated cornerback/return specialist Avery Williams, quarterback Feleipe Franks, defensive back Kendall Sheffield, linebacker Dorian Etheridge, defensive linemen John Cominsky and Mike Pennel and wide receiver Frank Darby.
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium and will be shown on Fox.