November 12, 2020
Miami Dolphins make roster moves
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have activated wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. off the reserve/COVID-19* list and placed wide receiver Matt Cole, linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins on the list.
Bowden has played in four games with one start for the Dolphins this season, totaling four carries for nine yards (2.3 avg.) and one reception for -1 yard. He was acquired by the Dolphins in a trade with Las Vegas on Sept. 5, 2020. Bowden originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (80th overall) by the Raiders in the 2020 NFL draft.
Cole has spent the entire season on the practice squad. He joined the Dolphins as an undrafted college free agent on April 29, 2020. He was a four-year letterman (2016-19) and three-year starter at McKendree, where he set a school record with 1,618 career receiving yards.
Van Noy has played in seven games with six starts for the Dolphins this season, totaling 33 tackles (24 solo), two sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He joined the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent from New England on March 21, 2020. Van Noy originally entered the NFL as a second-round pick (40th overall) by Detroit in the 2014 NFL draft.
Wilkins has played in 24 career games with 20 starts, totaling 84 tackles (46 solo), three sacks, one interception, seven passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He also has one career reception for one yard and a touchdown. Wilkins originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (13th overall) by the Dolphins in the 2019 NFL draft.
*This new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If a player falls into either of these categories, their club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Per agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether a player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.