Brian Flores Expects Will Fuller To Debut With Dolphins This Weekend

If Fuller makes his debut this week, he will receive passes from backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

MIAMI – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller is expected to make his team debut Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, head coach Brian Flores said Friday.

The former Houston Texans wide receiver served a one-game suspension at the start of the season. He was ready to join the team in Week 2 but missed Miami’s loss to the Buffalo Bills for personal reasons. Fuller returned to the team on Monday and did not miss a practice this week.


William Fuller in training for the Miami Dolphins. Getty

“Will has worked hard, we hope he plays,” Flores said. “Will looks good this week.”

If Fuller makes his debut this week, he will receive passes from backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who starts in place of the injured Tua Tagovailoa. Flores said the team was still putting the finishing touches on its game plan, but that part of that plan could be to use Fuller to stretch the field.

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Since entering the league in 2016, Fuller’s 14.32 passing yards per receiving ranks fifth-highest among NFL players with at least 500 routes executed. His 70 receptions from at least 25 passing yards are the ninth-most in the NFL in that span, and he is second to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill in receptions of at least 50 passing yards.

“I love that they shoot deep, so we’ll see what the coaches do with the game plan,” Fuller said last week, before leaving the team. “I’m going to go out and execute whatever they have for us. If that’s under, that’s under. If that’s deep, then I’m going to give whatever.”

Fuller signed a one-year contract with Miami this offseason worth $ 10 million after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Texans.