Jaylen Waddle’s injury status announced by the Miami Dolphins

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Jaylen Waddle (born November 25, 1998) is an American football wide receiver for the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins (NFL). He attended Alabama and was drafted sixth overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2021 NFL Draft. This article summarizes his injury information.

INJURY REPORTS of Jaylen Waddle

INJURY REPORTS of Jaylen Waddle


Injury status: Active

UPDATE (JAN. 05): Waddle (shoulder) took part in limited practice on Wednesday, according to Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald.

UPDATE (DEC. 18): In the Dolphins’ 32-29 loss to the Bills on Saturday night, Waddle caught three of seven targets for 114 yards and a touchdown.

UPDATE (Dec. 13): Waddle (fibula) gained 31 yards on two of four targets in the Chargers’ 23-17 loss on Sunday.

UPDATE: Waddle (fibula) was among several Dolphins players listed as limited at Wednesday’s practice, according to the Miami Herald’s Daniel Oyefusi.

In the Dolphins’ 35-32 win over the Bears on Sunday, Waddle caught five of seven targets for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Waddle finished second overall to the other half of the Dolphins’ elite wideout duo, Tyreek Hill. However, it was another productive fantasy performance for the second-year wideout, who now has six touchdown receptions on the season, half of which have come in the last two games.

Waddle has also had at least Sunday’s yardage total in four straight games and at least seven targets in three of those games, giving him plenty of momentum heading into a home game against the Browns in Week 10.

Waddle is no exception to the rule that early-first-round rookie wide receivers have a lot of early-career success.

In his first season, the sixth overall pick in 2021 finished no lower than tenth in targets, receptions, and catch rate. Waddle’s upside was limited by his short-area role (7.0 aDOT in the 10th percentile) and a lack of goal line work (three end zone targets), but he still finished 14th in fantasy.

Waddle appears to be the real deal, though he may struggle to make a leap forward in 2022 with Tyreek Hill joining the mix.

About Jaylen Waddle

No. 17 – Miami Dolphins
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: November 25, 1998 (age 23)
Houston, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas)
College: Alabama (2018–2020)
NFL Draft: 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Roster status: Active