Dolphins WR Preston Williams placed on IR with foot injury

Miami Dolphins receiver Preston Williams will be placed on injured reserve with a foot injury, meaning he'll be sidelined for three games and perhaps longer.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Preston Williams will be placed on injured reserve with a foot injury, meaning he’ll be sidelined for three games and perhaps longer.

Coach Brian Flores announced the roster move Wednesday, and he declined to say whether Williams is expected to return this season. Flores said the injury is more serious than first thought, and additional tests were planned.

Flores also said the Dolphins remain in the NFL’s intensive protocol for COVID-19 and would be without “a few” assistant coaches during Wednesday’s practice, which was limited to a walk-through. Five assistants missed Sunday’s win at Arizona, and at least one tested positive for the coronavirus.

Williams, who was hurt in the game, has 18 catches for 288 yards and a team-high four TD receptions.