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Miami Dolphins lose Nik Needham, Chris Grier needs to do something


Chris Grier is due to be up this morning on the phone trying to buy a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins secondary after losing Nik Needham on Sunday.

Yes, the Miami Dolphins’ big weekly update continues to improve with Nik Needham now out for the year joining fellow promising youngster Trill Williams who was lost in training camp.

The Dolphins are a MASH unit right now. Tua Tagovailoa could return but Miami may have lost Skylar Thompson for a little while with his thumb injury. Terron Armstead is still out, Byron Jones is out, Kader Kohou is out, and now, no Needham.

Needham tore his Achilles tendon on Sunday, ending his 2022 season.

Grier is in a bad place because they thought Jones would be back now, they really need to find a new team doctor or a new medical facility, it’s been a long time in Miami. Jones didn’t return and Miami had to roll with Needham.

Needham was excellent in his coverage and the Dolphins barely missed a beat. Kader Kohou replaced Williams but now we have Noah Igbinoghene and Keion Crossen who also missed time on Sunday.

That’s not going to help the secondary and puts a lot more pressure on Josh Boyer and his fast-playing front seven. They managed to hold off the Vikings for most of the game, but now they need help.

Grier is going to have to make calls and chances are he’s overpaying. It needs more than a backup, it needs a starter, and there aren’t many beginner CBs out there. The best option is William Jackson who wants to leave Washington. He’s a plug-and-play starter in the Miami scheme, but in reality, he may not be available at the price Grier would like to pay.

The Dolphins have to do something because they’re just running out of cornerbacks and it can’t go on. Something is wrong in Miami. The injuries are piling up after a relatively injury-free camp. We only have 6 games in the season with 12 more weeks including a bye week which is a long way off right now.