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.