Are Miami Dolphins ready to give ex-Hurricane WR Rashawn Scott another shot?

Dolphins WR Rashawn Scott could make his season debut tonight at Carolina. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—One intriguing name to watch out for when the Dolphins release their inactives tonight is former University of Miami receiver Rashawn Scott. He’s available to play after missing half the season with a foot injury, and the team might be ready to debut him against the Panthers.

Scott, 25, came on strong late last year before spending most of his offseason rehabbing. He was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Oct. 31, and coach Adam Gase sounded ready to play him heading into last week’s game against the Raiders. Scott says there’s no doubt he’s ready.

He was so eager to play during the layoff that it led to some intense moments at practice.

“When I wasn’t playing, I just took my practice as a game,” Scott said. “I didn’t care what anyone said about if I was being too physical. This is my game. I don’t care. It didn’t bother me.”

The Dolphins have been carrying five receivers on game day most of the season, so it’s likely Scott would have to overtake Leonte Carroo to get a shot. That’s what happened last year, when Miami benched Carroo for the final two regular-season games and the playoff game in Pittsburgh. Both players work on special teams as well.

Gase alluded to that recently when pointing out that people on the outside don’t know how competitive Scott was with the other receivers during practices.

“I just can’t wait to see him get a chance to perform becaufimse he does so many good things in practice,” Gase said. “The thing about him is he’s just willing to do anything. I love the fact that he knows all three spots as a wide receiver. He’ll do anything that (special teams coordinator Darren) Rizzi asks him to do on special teams, and whatever he has that day, he’ll get it.”

Scott also missed time at Miami, where he came back from injury to close his career with 52 catches for 695 yards and five touchdowns in 2015 and earned an invitation from the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.

He’s grown since then, and a big part of that development was taking a more professional approach to his rehab and offseason. Scott’s come under the tutelage of fifth-year veteran Kenny Stills. He’s also gotten a lot from his relationship with former college teammate Allen Hurns, now with the Jaguars.

“I was just trying to get healthy and stay around the program and get better and let the off-field stuff stay out of the way,” Scott said of his recent rehab stint. “In South Florida, what are you going to do when you can’t play ball? That’s where off-the-field problems happen. I learned at the University of Miami a lot of stuff when I was hurt, like what to stay away from. Now it’s all business.

“I learned from my own mistakes. I learned to go to bed. Study your stuff. Get in the building early. Do recovery.”

That mindset has paid off. The Dolphins have been impressed enough to stick with him throughout his injury despite not seeing much from him in games the last two years, and it looks like he’ll eventually get another shot on the field.

“That would be a blessing,” Scott said. “I’ll be ready if they call my number. I’ve felt great. If you put me out there, I’m back.”

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