Miami Dolphins running back De’Von Achane has been activated from injured reserve and is set to play this Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, marking his return after a four-game absence.
Selected as a fourth-round pick in the 2023 draft, Achane showcased an impressive performance in Weeks 3 through 5, accumulating 460 rushing yards and scoring seven touchdowns. His standout display in Week 3, amassing 233 total yards and four touchdowns, earned him the title of AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Following a notable Week 5 performance of 151 rushing yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants, Achane was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury. Coach McDaniel described the injury as more of a sprain than a tear, stating that while a player could potentially play through such an injury with the aid of a knee brace, the team opted to prioritize caution with their promising rookie.
McDaniel commended Achane for his exceptional work ethic and commitment to the team, qualities expected to bolster the AFC East-leading Dolphins in the latter half of the season. Despite being a rookie, Achane has quickly integrated into the team’s dynamics, earning the respect of the locker room.
In addition to Achane’s return, the Dolphins made a move to strengthen their roster by signing wide receiver Robbie Chosen to the practice squad. Chosen was promptly elevated to the active roster for the upcoming Sunday game against the Las Vegas Raiders.