Left tackle Terron Armstead was placed on the Dolphins’ injured reserve list on Friday due to a knee injury, center Connor Williams did not participate in practice for the second day in a row on Thursday and right guard Robert Hunt had limited participation.
Armstead was selected with the No. 75 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and has spent the last two seasons as a member of the Dolphins franchise after playing the first nine seasons of his career for the New Orleans Saints. He played in 13 games with Miami during the 2022 regular season and earned a Pro Bowl nod, the fourth of his pro career.
Hunt was chosen with the No. 39 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and has spent all four seasons of his NFL career with the Dolphins. He recovered one fumble in 17 games with the Dolphins during the 2022 regular season (all starts).
Finally, Williams was selected with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Dolphins in 2022 after spending the first four seasons of his NFL career playing for the storied Dallas Cowboys organization.
The 6-foot-5 center started in all 17 games with the Dolphins a season ago and recovered one fumble.
Armstead has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game, but here’s to hoping that at least one of Williams or Hunt will be able to play against the Panthers.
Even if the Dolphins’ offensive line is without three starters on Sunday, the team still should be able to beat the Panthers at home. Carolina is arguably the worst team in the NFL right now, as the Panthers are the only team in the league that has yet to pick up a win during the 2023 regular season.
Plus, the Panthers are fresh off an ugly 42-24 loss against quarterback Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions on Oct. 8.