At the time he was signed, there was speculation that his addition was due in part to an injury suffered by Channing Crowder that might keep him out of this week's game against the Jets. It looks like that speculation was spot on, as Crowder missed all three practices this week and has been listed as doubtful on the injury report.
Kershaw was a part of Miami's practice squad and active roster last season, and he was one of the team's last cuts in training camp this year. He is an asset on special teams, but it's questionable whether he will be active on game day.
In Crowder's absence, Akin Ayodele will assume Crowder's role while Reggie Torbor will move into the starting lineup in Ayodele's position.
Also, there has been some practice squad activity over the past few weeks.
Early in October, the team added DT Derrick Jones to the practice squad and released LB K.C. Asiodu. And earlier this week, the team released Jones, to make room for S Nate Ness. Ness is an undrafted rookie from Arizona.
The Dolphins practice squad now looks as such:
- DE Ryan Baker
- CB Will Billingsley
- LB J.D. Folsom
- WR James Robinson
- WR Julius Pruitt
- TE Kory Sperry
- T Andrew Hartline
- S Nate Ness