Dolphins secondary gets thinner with loss of Jamar Taylor

Jamar Taylor, Demaryius Thomas
Dolphins cornerback Jamar Taylor tries to tackle Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas after a reception in the first half last weekend.
(Mark Reis / Colorado Springs Gazette)

Cornerback Jamar Taylor has been ruled out of the Miami Dolphins’ game Monday at the New York Jets, and cornerback Cortland Finnegan is doubtful, leaving the team thin in the secondary.

Taylor separated his left shoulder last week, and Finnegan has been nursing a left ankle injury. If Finnegan can’t play, he’ll likely be replaced by Jimmy Wilson.

Tight end Charles Clay is doubtful because of hamstring and knee injuries. Left tackle Ja’Wuan James was limited in practice this week and is questionable with a neck injury.

The Jets have their own injury issues, with defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and tight end Jace Amaro ruled out of the game Monday. Wilkerson (turf toe) and Amaro (concussion) were both injured in the Jets’ 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Detroit last Monday night and neither practiced during the week.


Backup quarterback Michael Vick, though, was a full participant Saturday after missing practice Friday with an illness. Sheldon Richardson (back) and fullback John Conner (groin) participated in the full practice after being limited during the week.


NFL Media reported that the St. Louis Rams activated defensive end Chris Long, who had been on the injured reserve-designated to return list after undergoing ankle surgery.



Oakland Raiders cornerback Carlos Rogers, who will be a free agent in the off-season, was placed on injured reserve because of a knee injury, ending his season. Running back George Atkinson III was added to the active roster.

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