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Luckless Dolphins lose two starting wide receivers on the same drive

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker says things aren’t awkward with coach Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker speaks to the media on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, one day after his agent lashed out at coach Adam Gase in a statement.
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker speaks to the media on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, one day after his agent lashed out at coach Adam Gase in a statement.

Jakeem Grant only knew Sunday morning that his balky Achilles tendon would allow him to play against the Packers.

He probably should not have.

Because Grant appeared to re-injured the same area of his left leg in the third quarter Sunday.

Grant left Sunday’s game on a cart, but there is optimism that he did not tear his ACL. More will be known Monday and it is unclear if or when he can play again this year.

The Dolphins officially listed Grant as questionable with a leg injury. He left the locker room in a walking boot.

Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills said what was obvious to anyone who saw Grant post-game: That he was really shaken up by the injury.

“I just gave him a hug,” Stills said. “Told him everything’s going to be all right.”

Grant has been beset by a number of injuries this season, but has played in every game.

He pulled up lame on a crossing route in the third quarter and started hopping immediately, favoring his left leg. After a quick exam on the sidelines — during which teammates came to console him — Grant boarded a cart and left the field. A team attendant wrapped his arm around Grant’s shoulder in support.

But the bad news was just beginning. DeVante Parker, who has been banged up his entire pro career, got hurt a few plays later.

He injured his shoulder and left for the locker room.

The left the Dolphins with just three wide receivers: Danny Amendola, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo.

“We’ve had a lot of serious, season-ending injuries,” Stills said. “I think it just happens. It’s part of the game.”

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