The Miami Dolphins activated Ramsey off injured reserve on Saturday, clearing the way for the All-Pro cornerback to potentially make his season debut against the New England Patriots.
NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe reports that Ramsey will play if all goes well in pre-game workouts.
The recovery timeline has been simply remarkable for Ramsey, who went under the knife for a torn meniscus in his left knee on July 28. Three months later, the 28-year-old is gearing up to play after initially being expected to be back by December for a potential playoff push.
It would not only be a 2023 debut for Ramsey but his first game with the Dolphins, who acquired the All-Pro CB in a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Rams early this offseason.
Ramsey is thought to be the missing piece for a talent-rich defense that has given up 26.7 points per game through seven weeks (26th in the NFL). Having him lock down one side of the field could do wonders for a pass rush that already ranks third in the NFL with 24.0 sacks, and his veteran presence may be the missing voice within a young secondary that's dealt with injuries all season.
For a team that already boasts the NFL's No. 1 ranked offense in scoring (34.3 PPG), passing yards (300.0 YPG) and rushing yards (162.3 YPG), the Dolphins' defense rounding into form by virtue of Ramsey's return is a scary proposition for other contenders.
In a corresponding move to Ramsey's activation, the Dolphins released Parry Nickerson on Saturday. Ramsey playing Sunday would be a boost for a Dolphins secondary that won't have safety Jevon Holland, who was downgraded to out with a concussion. Dolphins CBs Xavien Howard (groin) and CB Nik Needham (Achilles) are also listed as questionable for Sunday's game.