Dolphins’ Preston Williams leaves Cardinals game with foot injury; defense comes through again with touchdown

Safid Deen, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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If the Miami Dolphins hope to continue their winning ways, they may have to do so without a receiver who made an early impact in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Dolphins receiver Preston Williams left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter and is questionable to return.

Williams caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the second quarter.

It’s unclear how Williams sustained the injury.

Williams appeared to have his left leg twisted by a Cardinals defender after the play, but seemed fine enough to celebrate the touchdown after play.

That was until defensive tackle Christian Wilkins came running off the sideline to jump in on the celebration. Williams then appeared to limp several times in the end zone after.

Williams was evaluated on the sideline and later seen being carted to the Dolphins locker room with his cleats off, shortly after the play which gave Miami a 21-14 lead in the second quarter. The Dolphins led the Cardinals 24-17 at halftime.

Williams had four catches for 60 yards before his exit in the second quarter.

If Williams is unable to return, Tagovailoa and the Dolphins will rely on receiver DeVante Parker and tight end Mike Gesicki to lead an overall unproven group of receivers and tight ends against Arizona.

Ogbah sparks TD again

For the second time in as many weeks, the Dolphins scored a defensive touchdown.

And defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah — arguably the Dolphins' most disruptive defender through the first eight games — was the catalyst, sparking the Dolphins' first score of the day.

Ogbah was able to get his hands on Murray to force a fumble, that was scooped up by fellow defensive end Shaq Lawson and returned for a 36-yard touchdown to help Miami take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

Last week in a 28-17 win against the Los Angeles Rams, Ogbah forcing the issue that allowed outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel to return a 78-yard touchdown last week against the Rams.

The Dolphins nearly had two scoop-and-score touchdowns last week, and three in two games, had outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy not fall short at the 1-yard line following his return.

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