Miami's DeVante Parker making the most of 2019 season under new coaching staff

Jake Mendel

The Dolphins suffered another loss on Sunday.

Falling 17-16 to a previously winless Washington team offered little-to-no bright spots for Miami. The 16 points the Dolphins scored was the most they've scored this season, but they needed a bye week and two quarterbacks to reach that total. 

One player that is showing some life for the Miami Dolphins is DeVante Parker, who doubled his 2018 (and 2017) touchdown total on an 11-yard grab from Ryan Fitzpatrick with just six seconds remaining in Sunday's game. 

Parker entered the 2019 season looking to bounce back from rocky seasons in 2018 and 2017. He captured just one touchdown in each of those seasons and had two-total touchdowns in 24 games before the 2019 campaign began. 

"Yeah, it was a good thing we kept moving the ball [on Sunday]," Parker said after the game. "At the end, we didn’t win. That’s all that matters.”

Despite the offense struggling in general, Parker is putting together a decent season after signing a two-year deal (which is basically a one-year prove it deal) this offseason. 

The former first-round pick has 13 receptions for 229 yards, good for a 17.6 average that includes a season-long 49-yard grab that came week one against Baltimore. 

In fact, this is the first time Parker has secured touchdowns in back-to-back weeks since late in the 2015 season. 

Parker and the Miami offense has a big test next week as they travel to Buffalo. They'll face a Bills team that is coming off their bye and is allowing just 14 points a game, the fourth-best mark in the NFL headed into week six. 

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