Dolphins get key defensive piece back from COVID list

The Miami Dolphins are set to get a key defensive piece, safety Jevon Holland, back from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

COVID-19 has become a serious problem in the NFL leading into Week 15 with an exponentially growing number of cases that has led to a number of games being moved back. The Miami Dolphins aren’t one of those teams and, in fact, they could be getting a massive piece back in the fold.

Rookie safety Jevon Holland was officially activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Holland is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

The Dolphins selected Holland in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and he has put together a strong rookie season. Currently, Holland is the fifth-highest graded safety by PFF (subscription required), trailing only Kevin Byard, Antoine Winfield Jr., Adrian Phillips, and Marcus Williams.

In 13 games, Holland has 51 combined tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, and nine passes defended.

Miami Dolphins could have Jevon Holland back for Week 15 game vs. Jets

The 6-7 Miami Dolphins will face off the 3-10 New York Jets on Sunday, having dominated their division rivals over the past five years. Since 2016, the Dolphins are 9-2 against the Jets; that includes their 24-17 victory over them earlier this season.

Miami had a rough start to their season, going a disappointing 1-7.  However, they have managed to turn things around since then with a five-game winning streak coming into Sunday’s game.

Defense has been the calling card of the winning streak as Miami has allowed just 11 points per game, down from 29.5 per game across their abysmal start to the year. Moreover, they’ve held four of the five opponents in the streak to 10 or fewer points.

Holland has been a critical piece to the Dolphins’ recent success. He has recorded two interceptions and two fumble recoveries over the past five games. Hopefully, he will be cleared to play on Sunday.

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