Dolphins Placing Rookie LT Austin Jackson On IR, Promoting RB Salvon Ahmed


The Miami Dolphins are placing LT Austin Jackson on injured reserve with a foot injury Friday and promoting RB Salvon Ahmed to their active roster, according to Barry Jackson

Dolphins HC Brian Flores didn’t offer a timetable for Jackson to return and was non-committal when asked if will play again this season, per Jackson

Flores said they will be looking for a long-term replacement at left tackle. 

Jackson, 21, was a two-year starter at USC and was a first-team All Pac 12 selection before being selected with the No. 18 pick in the draft by the Dolphins. He agreed to a four-year, $13,640,349 rookie contract that includes a $7,480,254 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year for the Dolphins to pick up for the 2024 season.

In his three-year college career at USC, Jackson appeared in 39 games and started in 25 of them at the left tackle position.

Ahmed, 21, was a one-year starter at Washington and an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection in 2019. He signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in May before being released during camp.

San Francisco waived Ahmed coming out of training camp and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins. Miami added him to their practice squad soon after.  

During his three-year college career at Washington, Ahmed rushed for 2,016 yards on 353 carries (5.7 YPC) to go along with 50 receptions for 331 yards receiving and 21 total touchdowns over the course of 39 games. He also totaled 500 kick return yards.

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