Dolphins recover key defensive element from COVID list
The Miami Dolphins are set to recover a key defensive element, safety Jevon Holland, back from the reserve / COVID-19 list.
COVID-19 became a serious problem in the NFL leading up to Week 15 with an exponentially growing number of cases resulting in a number of games declining. The Miami Dolphins aren’t one of those teams, and in fact, they could grab a huge coin in the fold.
Recruit security Jevon Holland has been officially activated from the reserve / COVID-19 list.
Holland is considered questionable for Sunday’s game, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The Dolphins selected Holland in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and he’s put together a strong rookie season. Currently, Holland is the fifth highest security level by PFF (subscription required), behind Kevin Byard, Antoine Winfield Jr., Adrian Phillips and Marcus Williams.
In 13 games, Holland has 51 combined tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and nine assists defended.
Miami Dolphins could bring Jevon Holland back for Week 15 game against Jets
The 6-7 Miami Dolphins face the 3-10 New York Jets on Sunday, having outscored their division rivals for the past five years. As of 2016, the Dolphins are 9-2 against the Jets; that includes their 24-17 victory over them earlier this season.
Miami had a rough start to the season, with a disappointing 1-7. However, they’ve managed to turn things around since then with a five-game winning streak in Sunday’s game.
Defense was the calling card of the winning streak as Miami allowed just 11 points per game, up from 29.5 per game during their appalling start to the year. In addition, they kept four of the five opponents in the streak 10 points or less.
Holland has been a critical part of the Dolphins’ recent success. He’s recorded two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in the last five games. Hopefully he will be cleared to play on Sunday.