MIAMI -- Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was injured in practice on Thursday. He is not expected to play Sunday against Texas, Coach Brian Flores stated Friday.
Parker, who rushed for a record eight touchdown passes and ran for 85 yards in Week 8 against the Bills, had missed three of the previous three games due to a hamstring injury. He returned last week.
Flores stated that the former first-round selection "re-aggravated” the injury in practice.
Flores' announcement comes as the Cleveland Browns announce they will be releasing wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., putting him on waivers. The Dolphins are the second priority on waiver wire. This is an organization that works in reverse order to team records.
Flores mentioned Beckham's name but did not mention Beckham. However, Flores said he expected the Dolphins will consider adding the polarizing receiver.
He said, "We inspect the waiver wire every single day." "We review it, we go through. Any player who's on the wire, I expect them to do their best."
Parker has 25 catches, 327 yards and one touchdown in 2021. Jaylen Waddle, a rookie wide receiver, has received 27 targets in the three games that Parker was absent. However, Miami is short at the position as Will Fuller will be out for his fifth consecutive game and seventh overall this season with a broken finger.
Preston Williams was also absent last week because of a disciplinary problem, but Flores indicated that he could "potentially” return in Week 9.
Flores stated, "This is National Football League -- guys go to all positions." "We have to just keep moving forward and do our best with the guys that we have. We are confident in the men we have."
Parker's absence will see Parker's absence affect Mack Hollins, Albert Wilson, and Isaiah Ford.