Miami Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller was supposed to be back from his suspension on Sunday. The Dolphins are set to have their second game of the season after winning the first one against the New England Patriots. The score was close, 17-16, and it was expected that Fuller would be back to help his team win more comfortably.
However, a few days before the game versus the Buffalo Bills, Dolphins coach Brian Flores stated that Fuller will not play on Sunday, even though his suspension is up. Speaking to NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe, Flores confirmed that Fuller is out for personal reasons.
Will Fuller will NOT play Sunday with a personal issue, coach Brian Flores said.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 17, 2021
The Dolphins finished last season with a 10-6 record. Unfortunately for Miami fans, however, that was not enough for postseason football, as the Indianapolis Colts secured a massive win over the Jacksonville Jaguars,, making the Dolphins the first team since the New York Jets in 2015 to miss the playoffs with 10 or more wins. It was still a significant upgrade on the 5-11 season they had in 2019-20, and the Dolphins will be looking to make their first postseason run since 2016.
The offseason addition of Fuller was meant to be a good one to help out young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but now Fuller is out once again, and even more concerning is the fact that Flores declined to mention whether he would be back this season or not.
Will Fuller will not practice today and will not play Sunday due to a personal issue, Brian Flores says. Flores declines to say if he believes Fuller will return to the team this season.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 17, 2021
The Dolphins will face the Buffalo Bills in a tough AFC East battle. On the other hand, the Bills lost the first game comfortably, 23-17, against the Pittsburgh Steelers and are looking to bounce back against the Dolphins.