Parker, who caught eight season-high assists for 85 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8, had missed the team’s previous three games with a hamstring injury before to return last week and will now be out for at least week 11.
The former first-round pick made the injury worse in training, coach Brian Flores said.
Parker’s placement in the injured reserve comes the same day the Cleveland Browns announced they would release wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., subjecting him to waivers. The dolphins have second priority on the hanging wire, which is organized in reverse order of the team record.
Without mentioning Beckham by name, Flores indicated on Friday that he expects the Dolphins to consider adding the polarizing receiver.
“We check the waiver thread every day,” Flores said. “We examine it, we go through it. I expect due diligence from any player on the wire. “
Parker has 25 catches for 327 yards and one touchdown in 2021. Rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has seen 27 targets in all three games without Parker in the lineup, but Miami is thin in position as Will Fuller V will miss his fifth. consecutive game with a broken finger and his seventh game overall this season.
Due to a disciplinary issue, Preston Williams also missed last week’s game, but Flores said he could come back against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
“It’s the National Football League – guys are falling for every job,” Flores said. “We just have to go ahead and do the best we can with the guys we have. We have a lot of faith in the guys that we have. “
Albert Wilson, Mack Hollins and Isaiah Ford all believe they see an increase in clichés in Parker’s absence.