Raheem Mostert

Miami Dolphins
Running Back #31
Miami Dolphins
Running Back #31

Raheem Mostert News

Ruled out for wild-card round

Mostert (thumb) has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game in Buffalo, Adam Beasley of Pro Football Network reports.

Analysis: Mostert will be sidelined by the broken thumb he suffered in the Week 18 win over the Jets. Miami will roll out a shorthanded offense against the Bills, with third-stringer Skylar Thompson under center. Jeff Wilson figures to lead the backfield in Mostert's absence, with Salvon Ahmed spelling him. Mostert's absence also creates a vacancy at kick returner, which could be filled by Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill or Cedrick Wilson (hip/groin).

Jan 13, 2023 12:24 PM EST

Remains sidelined Thursday

Mostert (thumb) wasn't present for Thursday's practice, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Mostert also didn't practice Wednesday, with a thumb injury clouding the running back's status for Sunday's playoff game against the Bills. If Mostert is unavailable this weekend, added snaps would presumably be available for Jeff Wilson (illness), who logged a limited session Wednesday.

Jan 12, 2023 10:33 AM EST

Not at practice

Mostert (thumb) isn't practicing Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: This was to be expected after coach Mike McDaniel used the teams "serious" and "significant break" to describe the thumb fracture Mostert suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets. Backfield mate Jeff Wilson could see a larger share of the workload than usual even if Mostert ends up playing, as the thumb fracture will impact his pass-catching at the very least.

Jan 11, 2023 11:02 AM EST

Significant break in thumb

Coach Mike McDaniel indicated that the thumb injury Mostert suffered Sunday against the Jets is "serious," David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: With the running back having sustained what McDaniel described as a "significant break" in his thumb, Mostert's status for this weekend's game against the Bills is iffy, at best. With that in mind, McDaniel noted "it's hard to know if he'll be able to play this week. I never put anything past Raheem Mostert." If, however, Mostert is unavailable against Buffalo, Jeff Wilson would be in line to see an expanded role in Miami's backfield, with Salvon Ahmed in reserve.

Jan 9, 2023 2:46 PM EST

Has broken thumb

Mostert suffered a broken thumb in Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Mostert suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Miami's playoff berth-clinching win. It remains to be seen whether Mostert will be capable of playing through this injury in the wild-card round against the Bills. If Mostert's unable to suit up Sunday in Buffalo, Jeff Wilson would likely take on a workhorse role in Miami's backfield.

Jan 9, 2023 10:39 AM EST

Injures thumb Sunday

Mostert sustained a thumb injury during Sunday's contest versus the Jets, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Prior to his exit early in the fourth quarter, Mostert had 11 carries for 71 yards and hauled in both targets for minus-10 yards. Jeff Wilson will handle most of the backfield work for the Dolphins as long as Mostert is sidelined.

Jan 8, 2023 12:17 PM EST

Effective through air in loss

Mostert had nine carries for 29 yards and secured all eight of his targets for 62 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-21 loss to New England.

Analysis: Mostert logged less carries than Jeff Wilson (nine) but was the only member of Miami's backfield to score Week 17, while also leading the team in receiving yardage. The veteran's receiving usage was at least in part a product of working with Teddy Bridgewater (finger) to start the day before he was replaced by Skylar Thompson, and the Dolphins deploying an offensive plan focused on short area completions. Mostert and Wilson stand to continue operating as a timeshare during Week 18's regular-season finale versus the Jets.

Jan 1, 2023 1:45 PM EST

Tough day in loss to Green Bay

Mostert carried the ball eight times for 45 yards and caught two of three targets for four yards in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: The running back got off to a quick start, gaining 14 and 17 yards on his first two totes, but Mostert got contained after that and committed a fumble late in the second quarter that led to a Packers field goal and kicked off a Green Bay comeback from a 20-10 deficit. Mostert has failed to reach 50 rushing yards in three of the last four games but popped for 156 scrimmage yards in the fourth, making him a high-risk, high-reward option in Week 17 against the Patriots.

Dec 25, 2022 5:23 PM EST

Season-best yardage total in loss

Mostert rushed 17 times for 136 yards, secured one of two targets for 20 yards and returned one kickoff for 28 yards in the Dolphins' 32-29 loss to the Bills on Saturday night.

Analysis: Nearly half of the veteran running back's rushing production came on a 67-yard run late in the first quarter that set up a Jason Sanders field goal. Mostert's rushing yardage tally produced his second 100-yard effort of the campaign and was his highest since Week 13 of the 2019 season when he and Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel were both with the 49ers. Mostert's lead-back role came as a result of the absence of Jeff Wilson (hip), but if the latter is back for the Week 16 Christmas Day home battle against the Packers, the former's workload is expected to take a hit.

Dec 17, 2022 9:20 PM EST

Contained in defeat

Mostert rushed 11 times for 37 yards and caught his lone target for seven yards in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Mostert was bottled up in a matchup that looked favorable on paper. Miami's passing attack struggled early and forced the offense to abandon the run despite the Chargers' vulnerability to the rush in 2022. Fellow running back Jeff Wilson Jr. suffered a hip injury and did not return after halftime. If he is unable to suit up with the upcoming short week, then Mostert would have the backfield to himself against the Bills on Saturday.

Dec 11, 2022 9:20 PM EST

Garners seven carries

Mostert finished with seven carries for 30 yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Mostert garnered all but one of Miami's rushing attempts, but the team's reliance on the pass Sunday capped his involvement overall. In fact, Mostert's seven carries marked his fewest since Week 1. With his two-game touchdown streak snapped against his former team Sunday as well, Mostert will hope to hear his number called more often in Week 14 versus the Chargers.

Dec 4, 2022 4:49 PM EST

Cleared to return in Week 13

Mostert (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers after practicing fully Friday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: After missing the Dolphins' Week 12 win over Houston, Mostert is poised to re-enter the team's backfield mix Sunday against his former team. In the process, Mostert is in line to work in a time-share alongside Jeff Wilson, a context that makes Mostert a hit-or-miss fantasy option in his looming return to action, given a degree of uncertainty regarding his potential volume versus San Francisco.

Dec 2, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Logs another limited practice

Mostert (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Mostert, who missed the Dolphins' Week 12 win over the Texans, has now logged back-to-back limited sessions and is trending toward a return to action Sunday against the 49ers. The running back will presumably need to practice fully Friday, however, in order to head into the weekend minus an injury designation.

Dec 1, 2022 1:20 PM EST

Starts week limited in practice

Mostert (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Coach Mike McDaniel said Wednesday morning that he expects Mostert to return for Sunday's game in San Francisco against his former team after missing the Week 12 win over Houston. It'll also be a reunion for McDaniel and fellow running back Jeff Wilson, who took 78 percent of the snaps before halftime in Sunday's 30-15 win over Houston before handing things over to Myles Gaskin once the Dolphins built a huge lead. Wilson is unlikely to handle to handle such a large snap share if Mostert does indeed return this week, but Wilson was getting more work between the two before Mostert's knee injury popped up.

Nov 30, 2022 1:25 PM EST

Trending toward return Sunday

Coach Mike McDaniel indicated Wednesday that Mostert (knee) "should be ready to go" Sunday against the 49ers, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: The reports relays that Mostert was close to playing this past weekend against the Texans, but the team elected to err on the side of caution with the running back. Assuming Mostert progresses through practice this week without any setbacks, he'll be in line to rejoin Miami's backfield in Week 13 and work in tandem with Jeff Wilson, who logged 13 carries for 39 yards and a TD to go along with one catch for 13 yards in Miami's 30-15 win over Houston.

Nov 30, 2022 9:05 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Mostert (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: Mostert, who didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, logged a limited session Friday, but he'll sit this one out and target a potential return to action in Week 13 versus the 49ers. In his absence versus Houston, the Dolphins are slated to turn to Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin to handle complementary work behind Jeff Wilson, who figures to be busy Sunday with the team minus Mostert, who logged eight carries for 65 yards and a touchdown to go along with four catches for 22 yards (while working alongside Wilson) in Miami's 39-17 victory over the Browns in Week 10.

Nov 27, 2022 8:41 AM EST

Doubtful for Week 12

Mostert (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans after returning to a limited practice Friday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Mostert, who didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, is thus trending toward being ruled inactive ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. If he is indeed out, then the Dolphins would turn to Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin to handle complementary work in the team's Week 12 backfield behind Jeff Wilson.

Nov 25, 2022 1:23 PM EST

Misses another practice

Mostert (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Back-to-back DNP's cloud Mostert's status for Sunday's game against the Texans, but a return to practice Friday in any capacity would give the running back a chance to suit up this weekend. If Mostert is out or limited versus Houston, Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin would be candidates to see added backfield work in Week 12 behind Jeff Wilson.

Nov 24, 2022 11:24 AM EST

Misses practice Wednesday

Mostert (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Coming off a bye week, it's notable that Mostert sat out Wednesday's session, though it's possible that his absence was more a case of maintenance, as opposed to a setback with the knee issue that he managed earlier this season. Thursday's practice report should add further context on that front and if Mostert is able to participate in any capacity, he'd be on track to suit up Sunday against the Texans and work in tandem with Jeff Wilson in Miami's Week 12 backfield.

Nov 23, 2022 2:27 PM EST

Retains solid role in win

Mostert rushed eight times for 65 yards and a touchdown while bringing in all four targets for 22 yards in the Dolphins' 39-17 win over the Browns on Sunday. He also returned three kickoffs for 60 yards.

Analysis: Although backfield mate Jeff Wilson stole the headlines with his 17-119-1 line on the ground, Mostert made plenty of noise himself and also doubled him up in receptions. The veteran back is likely to continue operating in a fairly clear-cut complementary role alongside Wilson, although there's always the chance head coach Mike McDaniel changes the workload up to a degree from week to week. For the moment, Mostert heads into the Week 11 bye having recorded a rushing touchdown in each of the first two games since Wilson's arrival.

Nov 13, 2022 3:08 PM EST

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