Report: DeVante Parker Undergoes Minor Foot Surgery

Miami Dolphins’ first round pick DeVante Parker has undergone successful foot surgery, per Ian Rappaport.

#Dolphins 1st round WR DeVante Parker had successful surgery on his foot. He should be good for the season opener, source said.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2015

DeVante Parker had a screw (from a broken toe as a SR At U of L) replaced in his foot after having pain yesterday. Simple procedure.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2015

The #Dolphins are taking the long-term approach. DeVante Parker is expected to begin training camp on PUP, but focus is on the 2015 opener

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 5, 2015

The good news for Dolphins fans is that the surgery was preventative in nature and he is not expected to miss the season opener. Parker had foot surgery while at Louisville last year and his most recent procedure was to replace a screw from that first surgery.

The move seems like a very cautious one on the part of Parker and the Dolphins. He did miss the first seven games of his senior season with an injury to his foot so there is a chance this turns into a chronic issue if it is not taken care of early on. He will miss valuable practice time this summer, never a good thing for a rookie, but being ready for the season opener in September seems like a reasonable goal.

Miami has been busy this off-season in the pass-catcher department, signing Kenny Stills (Saints),  Greg Jennings (Vikings), and TE Jordan Cameron (Browns) as free agents in addition to drafting Parker. It appears they are trying their best to give Ryan Tannehill as many weapons as they can which is probably a smart move given the enormous contract extension they just doled out.

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