Data as of January 13, 2023.
|1||Home||Green Bay Packers|
|8||Away||Green Bay Packers|
|14||Away||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|16||Away||New Orleans Saints|
Rudolph was a limited participant during Friday's practice, Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports reports.
Analysis: Rudolph was knocked out of the regular-season finale against Carolina with a knee injury and remained sidelined during Thursday's practice. The backup tight end returned as a limited participant Friday, but he'll likely have to log a full session Saturday to avoid an injury designation for Monday's wild-card matchup against Dallas.
January 13, 2023 1:15 PM EST
Bridgewater (finger/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Bills after practicing in a limited fashion this week, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN relays via coach Mike McDaniel that Bridgewater has been working to make himself available to handle a backup role in Sunday's 1:00 ET contest. In any case, with Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) still out, Skylar Thompson will will draw the start at QB for the Dolphins in the team's postseason opener versus Buffalo, with Bridgewater still working his way back from a dislocated pinkie on his throwing hand.
January 13, 2023 12:37 PM EST
The Dolphins are optimistic that Bridgewater (finger/knee) will be available in a backup role for Sunday's playoff game in Buffalo, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Skylar Thompson has been named the starter and Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) has been ruled out, but Bridgewater's status is still up in the air. Bridgewater has had trouble gripping the ball and throwing with power since dislocating the pinkie in his throwing hand in Week 17 against the Patriots. A final decision on his availability may not be made until close to Sunday's 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff against the Bills.
January 13, 2023 9:27 AM EST
Rudolph (knee) was a non-participant during the Buccaneers' practice Thursday.
Analysis: Rudolph was forced out with a knee injury during the regular-season finale against Carolina, leaving him sidelined for the first practice ahead of Tampa Bay's wild-card game against Dallas on Monday. The 33-year-old tight appeared in nine games this season and was a sporadic healthy scratch for Tampa Bay. Rudolph has also secured just one reception since Week 7, though his potential absence could mean a slight increase in playing time for rookie tight end Ko Kieft behind Cade Otton and Cameron Brate.
January 12, 2023 2:14 PM EST
Bridgewater (finger/knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.
Analysis: While Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's wild-card round game against the Bills, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN relayed Wednesday via coach Mike McDaniel that the Dolphins were preparing for Skylar Thompson to draw the start at QB for the team this weekend, with Bridgewater still working his way back from a dislocated pinkie on his throwing hand. Look for added details regarding Bridgewater's status to arrive Friday, but chances are he'll end up being officially listed as questionable by Miami.
January 12, 2023 2:09 PM EST