If the Dolphins are going to advance to the playoffs, they’ll do it without cornerback Dimitri Patterson.
The team announced Tuesday that Patterson has been placed on injured reserve. Patterson has been battling a groin injury for almost the entire season, limiting him to just six games. Patterson’s been productive in those games with four interceptions, but he suffered a setback against the Steelers in Week 14 and won’t be able to get back.
Miami also placed cornerback R.J. Stanford on injured reserve Tuesday. Stanford, who played sparingly on defense and often on special teams, broke his leg. Stanford joined the team on waivers in 2012 and has played all 29 games over the last two seasons.
As previously reported, the Dolphins signed safety Michael Thomas off of the 49ers practice squad. They also announced that they have signed cornerback Justin Rogers, who started the year as a starter with the Bills and played one game for the Texans after his release from Buffalo.