5'10'' / 205 lbs
Staying with Dolphins
Mostert is slated to sign a two-year deal to remain with the Dolphins, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Per Pelissero, the running back's two-year pact is for $5.6 million, with $2.2 million guaranteed. This past season, Mostert recorded 181 carries for 891 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games with Miami, while adding 31 catches for 202 yards and two receiving scores. Looking ahead, Mostert -- who is presumably past a thumb injury that he sustained in the playoffs -- is in line to remain a key cog in the Dolphins' rushing attack, along with fellow returnees Jeff Wilson and Salvon Ahmed.
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Records bounce-back year in Miami
Mostert (thumb) had 181 carries for 891 yards and three touchdowns across 16 appearances with the Dolphins in 2022. He also secured 31 of 42 targets for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
Mostert bounced back in impressive fashion by reuniting with coach Mike McDaniel on a one-year deal in Miami, but he's scheduled to hit free agency during the offseason. The same is true for in-season trade addition Jeff Wilson along with Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin. This year's class of free-agent and rookie running backs promises serious potential, so it remains to be seen whether the Dolphins will have serious interest in bringing back the 30-year-old Mostert. A broken thumb sidelined Mostert during Miami's wild-card loss to the Bills, but there's no indication he's in danger of missing any offseason activities.
Ruled out for wild-card round
Mostert (thumb) has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game in Buffalo, Adam Beasley of Pro Football Network reports.
Mostert will be sidelined by the broken thumb he suffered in the Week 18 win over the Jets. Miami will roll out a shorthanded offense against the Bills, with third-stringer Skylar Thompson under center. Jeff Wilson figures to lead the backfield in Mostert's absence, with Salvon Ahmed spelling him. Mostert's absence also creates a vacancy at kick returner, which could be filled by Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill or Cedrick Wilson (hip/groin).
Remains sidelined Thursday
Mostert (thumb) wasn't present for Thursday's practice, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Mostert also didn't practice Wednesday, with a thumb injury clouding the running back's status for Sunday's playoff game against the Bills. If Mostert is unavailable this weekend, added snaps would presumably be available for Jeff Wilson (illness), who logged a limited session Wednesday.
Not at practice
Mostert (thumb) isn't practicing Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Mostert's absence to begin the week of practice was fully expected after head coach Mike McDaniel said the running back suffered a "significant break" to his thumb in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets. Backfield mate Jeff Wilson could see a larger share of the workload than usual even if Mostert ends up playing, as the thumb fracture will impact his ability to catch passes at the very least.
Dealing with severe break in thumb
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that the fractured thumb Mostert suffered in Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets is "serious," David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
With the running back having sustained what McDaniel described as a "significant break," Mostert's status for this weekend's wild-card game against the Bills is iffy, at best. McDaniel noted that "it's hard to know" if Mostert will be available this Sunday, but the Dolphins should gain more clarity on that front after assessing the 30-year-old in practices over the next few days. If Mostert ends up sitting out the postseason opener, Jeff Wilson would be in line to see an expanded role as the clear lead option in the Miami backfield.
Has broken thumb
Mostert suffered a broken thumb in Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Mostert suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Miami's playoff berth-clinching win. It remains to be seen whether Mostert will be capable of playing through this injury in the wild-card round against the Bills. If Mostert is unable to suit up Sunday in Buffalo, Jeff Wilson likely would take on a workhorse role in Miami's backfield.
Injures thumb Sunday
Mostert sustained a thumb injury during Sunday's contest versus the Jets, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Prior to his exit early in the fourth quarter, Mostert had 11 carries for 71 yards and hauled in both targets for minus-10 yards. Jeff Wilson will handle most of the backfield work for the Dolphins as long as Mostert is sidelined.
Effective through air in loss
Mostert had nine carries for 29 yards and secured all eight of his targets for 62 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-21 loss to New England.
Mostert logged less carries than Jeff Wilson (nine) but was the only member of Miami's backfield to score Week 17, while also leading the team in receiving yardage. The veteran's receiving usage was at least partly a byproduct of working with Teddy Bridgewater (finger) to start the day before he was replaced by Skylar Thompson, and the Dolphins deploying an offensive plan focused on short-area completions. Mostert and Wilson stand to continue operating as a timeshare during Week 18's regular-season finale versus the Jets.