Salvon Ahmed

Miami Dolphins
Running Back #26
Miami Dolphins
Running Back #26

Salvon Ahmed News

Ticketed for reserve role

Ahmed figures to compete with Malcolm Brown, Gerrid Doaks and Patrick Laird for backup roles behind likely starting running back Myles Gaskins, ESPN.com's Cameron Wolfe reports.

Analysis: Despite being an undrafted rookie, Ahmed started four of his six games last season, including a 122-yard rushing performance in a Week 15 win over the Patriots. He averaged 4.3 yards on 75 carries and 5.6 yards on 11 catches, while Gaskin had 4.1 YPC on 142 carries and 9.5 YPR on 41 receptions. The Dolphins declined to make any splashy backfield additions in the offseason, settling for Brown in free agency and Doaks in the seventh round of the draft. Ahmed thus has a shot to earn the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, but it's also possible a poor summer could put him on the wrong side of preseason cuts.

Jul 7, 2021 1:57 PM EST


Caps rookie season with TD

Ahmed had six carries for 29 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's blowout 56-26 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Ahmed split Miami's backfield work fairly evenly with Myles Gaskin during the Week 17 loss, and both backs managed to score despite each being held under 30 rushing yards. Through six appearances with the Dolphins in 2020, the undrafted rookie compiled 319 yards and three touchdowns on 75 carries (4.3 YPC). He also secured 11 of 14 targets for 61 yards. Ahmed remains under contract with Miami through 2021, so barring any offseason pickups he could begin next season as the No. 2 option behind Gaskin.

Jan 4, 2021 9:50 AM EST



Nothing doing vs. Raiders

Ahmed had six carries for two yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders. He also hauled in his only target for one yard.

Analysis: Ahmed reverted to a depth role in Miami's backfield due to the return of Myles Gaskin from the COVID-19 list. Just a week removed from dropping 122 rushing yards on the Patriots, Ahmed was inefficient on his seven offensive touches, while Gaskin racked up 169 scrimmage yards and two scores on his 14 carries and five targets.

Dec 27, 2020 11:17 AM EST


Tops century mark in return

Ahmed carried the ball 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots. He also caught one of three targets for five yards.

Analysis: Ahmed hugely rewarded fantasy managers who trusted him in their playoff matchups, as he returned to a workhorse role with Myles Gaskin (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Despite coming off a three-game absence due to a lingering shoulder injury, Ahmed managed an impressive 5.3 yards per carry, becoming the first Dolphins' running back to record a 100-yard rushing day in two years, as Tom Pelissero of NFL Network notes. If Gaskin remains sidelined against the Raiders on Dec. 26, Ahmed will once again stand to serve as the Dolphins' top back.

Dec 20, 2020 1:34 PM EST


Chance to head backfield in return

ESPN's Cameron Wolfe indicates that Ahmed (shoulder), who is back after after missing three games with a shoulder injury, is in line to lead Miami's backfield Sunday against the Patriots.

Analysis: He re-enters the mix with Myles Gaskin on the reserve/COVID-19 list and the Dolphins' pass-catching corps without key cogs DeVante Parker (hamstring), Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring). In that context, the Dolphins will need all they can get from Ahmed, Matt Breida and DeAndre Washington, while Patrick Laird is on hand in a reserve role.

Dec 20, 2020 9:31 AM EST



Back in the mix Sunday

Ahmed (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Ahmed is back, but it remains to be seen how heavily he'll be used in his return, even with Myles Gaskin (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Also on hand are DeAndre Washington, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird, which could lead to a committee/hot hand backfield approach in Week 15.

Dec 20, 2020 8:46 AM EST


Deemed questionable for Sunday

The Dolphins list Ahmed (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: After the shoulder injury sidelined him for the past three games, Ahmed turned in a trio of limited practices this week en route to receiving the questionable designation. Prior to getting hurt, Ahmed had been working as Miami's lead back, but his role for Week 15 is unsettled for now, given his uncertain status for the contest in addition to the fact that he's been sidelined for much of the past month. Myles Gaskin (illness) isn't on track to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, so the Dolphins would be forced to rely on the trio of DeAndre Washington, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird if Ahmed is forced to miss a fourth straight game.

Dec 18, 2020 12:00 PM EST


Repeats limited showing in practice

Ahmed (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's walk-through practice.

Analysis: Ahmed has missed three consecutive games with a shoulder injury, but he's demonstrated some good progress this week by practicing in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday. He'll likely need to upgrade to full activity Friday to avoid carrying a designation into Sunday's game against the Patriots, but even another limited showing wouldn't close the door on him suiting up this weekend. If cleared to play, Ahmed would likely be contending with DeAndre Washington, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird for backfield reps, as Myles Gaskin (illness) isn't expected to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's contest.

Dec 17, 2020 1:43 PM EST


Starts week limited

Ahmed (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Ahmed wore a red non-contact jersey at practice Wednesday, per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, so it still looks like he has a few hurdles to surpass before gaining full clearance. Matt Breida (illness) has managed to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list, so it could be difficult to determine how Miami's backfield reps will be divvied out during Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Dec 16, 2020 1:37 PM EST


Missing another contest

Ahmed (shoulder) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ahmed will be forced to miss his third straight game due to a lingering shoulder injury. DeAndre Washington (hamstring) could thus be primed to serve as the No. 2 option behind Myles Gaskin (knee), assuming that both backs gain clearance to face the Chiefs. The Dolphins also have Patrick Laird and Lynn Bowden around as depth options.

Dec 11, 2020 10:23 AM EST


Not seen at practice Friday

Ahmed (shoulder) wasn't spotted during Friday's practice, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ahmed appears to be a non-participant for the third straight practice and is likely to be sidelined for the third consecutive game due to the shoulder injury. Myles Gaskin (knee) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) are also banged up but have been able to practice with limitations, putting the pair on track to lead the backfield Sunday against the Chiefs.

Dec 11, 2020 8:52 AM EST


Misses another practice

Ahmed (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Ahmed appears to be trending toward sitting out a third straight game due to his lingering shoulder injury. With Myles Gaskin (knee) only practicing in a limited capacity, another absence by Ahmed would be a notable blow to the Dolphins' backfield depth. He'll have one more chance to take the practice field prior to Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Dec 10, 2020 11:37 AM EST


Sits out Wednesday's practice

Ahmed (shoulder) was not spotted at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Ahmed has missed back-to-back games due to his shoulder injury, and it looks like he may be trending in the wrong direction for Week 14 as well. Matt Breida (illness) and Malcolm Perry (chest) are also missing practice to start the week.

Dec 9, 2020 10:01 AM EST


Not suiting up Week 13

Ahmed (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Ahmed will be one three Dolphins running backs sidelined for Week 13 with DeAndre Washington (hamstring) also inactive and with Matt Brieda (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Fortunately for Miami, it will get some reinforcement at the position in the form of Myles Gaskin (knee), who was activated from injured reserve after practicing for the second week in a row. Considering Gaskin had handled a three-down role for Miami prior to suffering his injury Week 8, he'll likely operate as the team's top option moving forward, leaving fewer opportunities available for Ahmed once he overcomes his own health concern.

Dec 6, 2020 8:43 AM EST


Doubtful to face Bengals

Coach Brian Flores said Friday that Ahmed (shoulder) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Ahmed looks on track to miss his second straight game due to a lingering shoulder injury, though he hasn't yet been ruled out. With DeAndre Washington (hamstring) also doubtful and Matt Breida (illness) dealing with an ailment, Patrick Laird and Lynn Bowden are currently the Dolphins' only healthy running backs. However, Myles Gaskin (knee) could come off IR in time for Sunday's contest against the Bengals.

Dec 4, 2020 10:47 AM EST


Not spotted at Friday's practice

Ahmed (shoulder) was not present at the portion of Friday's practice open to the media, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ahmed began the week with back-to-back limited practices, so it would be a notable step in the wrong direction of he were forced to miss Friday's session entirely. The Dolphins' final practice report of the week will shed more light on Ahmed's situation once it's released.

Dec 4, 2020 9:40 AM EST


Another limited practice

Ahmed (shoulder) remained limited at practice Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow running back DeAndre Washington (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, with added clarity on the duo's Week 13 status set to arrive upon the release of Friday's injury report. Another moving part in Miami's backfield is that the team could elect to activate Myles Gaskin (knee) from injured reserve in advance of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Dec 3, 2020 12:05 PM EST


Manages limited practice

Ahmed (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Ahmed wasn't able to practice leading up to last weekend's win over the Jets, so it's encouraging to see him back on the field in some capacity. The Dolphins could also activate Myles Gaskin (knee) ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals, so this backfield may not have much clarity until later in the week.

Dec 2, 2020 12:46 PM EST


Won't play Sunday

Ahmed (shoulder) won't play Sunday against the Jets, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Though Ahmed is out this week, the Dolphins have the option of activating Myles Gaskin (knee) from IR in advance of Sunday's game. Per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, Brian Flores relayed that the team plans review the film on Gaskin before determining his Week 12 status. Miami's other backfield options include Matt Breida, Patrick Laird and DeAndre Washington.

Nov 27, 2020 10:47 AM EST


Another missed practice

Ahmed (shoulder) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Back-to-back absences put Ahmed's status for Sunday's game against the Jets in question. What he's able to do Friday will thus be telling with regard to his Week 12 status. Another thing to keep an eye on with regard to Miami's backfield is whether the team elects to activate Myles Gaskin (knee) from IR in advance of this weekend's action.

Nov 26, 2020 10:51 AM EST


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