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Ronnie Brown's season is over

Ronnie Brown’s contract year has met an early end.

Twelve hours after PFT first reported that Brown could miss the season, the Dolphins have made it official.  According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brown was placed on injured reserve in advance of Thursday night’s game against the Panthers.

Brown was originally announced to have an ankle injury, but the Dolphins later called it a “foot” problem.  It’s unclear exactly what the nature of Brown’s injury is.

It’s a deeply disappointing finish to a promising campaign for Brown.  He was on pace to set career highs in rushing yards as the leader of Miami’s Wildcat attack.  His 2007 season was also cut short after seven games because of a torn ACL.

With Brown out, Ricky Williams and Pat White may head the Wildcat offense.  The Dolphins also could simply put the ball in Chad Henne’s hands more often.

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24 Responses to “Ronnie Brown's season is over”
  1. Sourdough says: Nov 18, 2009 5:47 PM

    Too bad for Ron Brown and the Dolphins.
    Will we now see Pat White run the WildCat?
    Run Ricky, run! Or rather, Puff, puff, pass.

  2. Raiders4TL says: Nov 18, 2009 5:49 PM

    Ricky will do great for my fantasy team

  3. phillyburdzfan says: Nov 18, 2009 5:49 PM

    Screw my fantasy team.

  4. FinfanJim says: Nov 18, 2009 5:52 PM

    Well, that sucks. Let’s see how Henne does…

  5. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Nov 18, 2009 5:53 PM

    HAHAHA…I JUST UNLOADED HIM LAST WEEK IN FANTASY FOR FAVRE AND RANDY MOSS….NOT BAD

  6. Slippery Pete says: Nov 18, 2009 5:55 PM

    Lisfranc injury???

  7. mattwa says: Nov 18, 2009 5:57 PM

    According to the Miami Herald a couple of months ago, Browns option year kicks in if there is not a collective bargaining agreement in place – not if there is one. If there is a CBA, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

  8. bluestree says: Nov 18, 2009 6:02 PM

    Hope it’s not the dreaded Liz Phair, I mean Lisfranc. So sexy and French sounding. I mean Liz Phair. She’s Phat.

  9. chapnasty says: Nov 18, 2009 6:04 PM

    @ purple
    How do I get in your fantasy league. Someone was that dumb to trade you those 2 for Ronnie Brown?

  10. cnelson13 says: Nov 18, 2009 6:13 PM

    As far as I know, a player in Brown’s position cannot be a UFA in the offseason if there is no new CBA. Would he not be an RFA with only five years of NFL service?

  11. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Nov 18, 2009 6:14 PM

    The Lex Hilliard fantasy football train has boarded and is leaving the station…that’s right, I said Lex Hilliard.
    Don’t be that guy who says “yeah I remember some Asswipe pimping Lex Hilliard on Florio’s board a few weeks ago…I should have put in a waiver claim for that Hilliard cat.

  12. SeaColt213 says: Nov 18, 2009 6:17 PM

    Atleast the Dolphins have a scapegoat now…

  13. moral-authority says: Nov 18, 2009 6:20 PM

    I wish the best for Brown & his family. He ran the offense, literally. Fins have some tough games remaining & the playoffs are remotes at best. Maybe they can rely on their prized 1st rd pick Tedd Ginn, Jr. Right.

  14. leatherneck says: Nov 18, 2009 6:32 PM

    This sucks. Hopefully he’ll come back strong next year.

  15. ftomeo says: Nov 18, 2009 6:49 PM

    Yes, asswipe, because there is not one person in a fantasy league who would have thought: “Hey, a major player is out for the year, who’s next on the depth chart?” without you making the brilliant insight for them over and over again in these comments.

  16. Franchise says: Nov 18, 2009 7:07 PM

    If I remember right, isnt this the same injury that Duce Staley had, that pretty much ended his career?
    I hope Ronnie bounces back.

  17. FinFan says: Nov 18, 2009 7:23 PM

    The MiamiDolphins Official Facebook page is saying they placed him on IR and are shopping for big threat Wide Receivers… meaning they are obviously will be working Ricky less and throwing more.
    The name that has popped up is EDWARD GRANT wideout for Ariz Cardinals. Big endzone threat which is what we are greatly lacking right now. Even big down the field threat.
    It sucks Ronnie is out, he’s so patient when he hits the hole that he finds yards outta nothing. BUT… we have Lex Hilliard and Sheets as backup and Polite as Fullback who might be doing probowl numbers.

  18. JaggedMark says: Nov 18, 2009 7:26 PM

    They could put the ball in Henne’s hands more, except who’s hands are he going to put it in?
    An alligator has better hands than Tedd Ginn Jr.

  19. marinofreakout says: Nov 18, 2009 7:32 PM

    poor guy-has any dolphin fan outside of miami even heard him speak before? think about it…class act. this will do great things for henne-lowers expectations for the team in general and takes some pressure off his shoulders. if only sparano would let him play as the strong armed qb that he is, not like what mangina is doing to brady quinn.
    trade for 1 standout WR and/or 1 standout DB and next year the dolphins, ricky included, will be eating up the broken pieces of the pats dynasty that once was…

  20. Tim says: Nov 18, 2009 8:43 PM

    Enter Lex Hilliard

  21. texasPHINSfan says: Nov 18, 2009 9:35 PM

    Hilliard time!

  22. FinFan says: Nov 18, 2009 10:08 PM

    I just want the injuries to stop. Matt Roth, Pennington, Will Allen and now Ronnie Brown.
    MAKE IT STOP!!! However, it pushes all the rookies and two year players into the spot light.

  23. JoeSchmoe says: Nov 18, 2009 10:39 PM

    Lex Hilliard sounds like a porn slut.

  24. finsbooyah says: Nov 19, 2009 10:25 AM

    Brown is my favorite player in the league. I just hope he can come back healthy next year. Year 3 of the Trifecta’s rebuilding plan, when the Fins should be true contenders

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