The Miami Dolphins face yet another setback on their offensive line as veteran tackle Kendall Lamm was added to the injury report for the Week 12 game against the New York Jets, citing a back injury and earning a questionable designation. This compounds the existing injury woes on the offensive line, with Lamm becoming the fifth lineman listed as questionable for the Black Friday matchup.
The roster already includes tackle Terron Armstead (knee), guard Robert Hunt (hamstring), guard Lester Cotton (hip), and tackle Austin Jackson (oblique), while guard Robert Jones is doubtful due to a knee injury sustained in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Germany.
Remarkably, Connor Williams, Liam Eichenberg, and Kion Smith are the sole offensive linemen on the 53-man roster not on the injury report. Despite the concerning injury situation, there is a glimmer of potentially positive news, as the Dolphins refrained from elevating an offensive lineman from the practice squad on Wednesday. This decision suggests a level of confidence that at least some, if not all, of the questionable players may be available for the upcoming game.
Notably, Kendall Lamm, who has admirably started six games at left tackle this season in lieu of Terron Armstead, serves as a crucial insurance policy for the Dolphins. The absence of Lamm would pose a significant challenge for the team. However, the Dolphins, accustomed to adapting on the offensive line throughout the season, have navigated through adversity, deploying seven different starting O-line combinations in the initial 10 games.