Because of that, don't be surprised if the Dolphins activate Greg Jerman off the practice squad for Sunday's game.
If they do that, the Dolphins would have to cut a player with the hope that nobody picks him up before they can re-sign him.
But neither scenario is ideal, which is why Jerman very well might be signed from the practice squad.
The news is better for center Tim Ruddy, whose aching knee is feeling fine. Ruddy will be in the starting lineup against the Texans.
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Sunday's game officially became a sellout on Thursday, meaning the game will be televised locally.