Jun 16, 2021; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Austin Jackson (73) runs on the field during minicamp at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins activate LT Austin Jackson from COVID list

The Miami Dolphins activated left tackle Austin Jackson from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

The 2020 first-round pick was placed on the list along with tight end Adam Shaheen on Sept. 6 after both tested positive.

Jackson, who is vaccinated, needed two negative tests separated by 24 hours to return to the active roster.

The Dolphins said Jackson will travel separately from the team to New England for Sunday’s season opener. He did not practice all week and is questionable for the game against the Patriots.

Jackson, 22, started 12 of his 13 games as a rookie last season.

Shaheen, who has been vocal with his anti-vaccination stance, must remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list for a minimum of 10 days.

–Field Level Media

Aug 14, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Austin Jackson (73) sits on the sideline during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins put LT Austin Jackson, TE Adam Shaheen on COVID list

Miami Dolphins backup tight end Adam Shaheen tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the team’s Week 1 game against New England, NFL Network reported Monday.

The Dolphins announced they put Shaheen and starting left tackle Austin Jackson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Because Shaheen is unvaccinated, he’s out at least 10 days, per protocols. Shaheen has been outspoken against the vaccine.

It’s unclear if Jackson tested positive or is a close contact, and what his status is for Sunday; his vaccination status is not known.

This is Shaheen’s second time on the COVID-19 list in just over a month.

The Dolphins elevated cornerback Jamal Perry as a COVID replacement.

Jackson, 22, played in 13 games last season for the Dolphins, starting 12. The Dolphins selected him No. 18 overall in the 2020 draft.

Shaheen, 26, played in all 16 games for Miami last season, starting five. He had 12 catches for 150 yards and three touchdowns. He spent his first three NFL seasons in Chicago after being taken in the second round of the 2017 draft.

–Field Level Media