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Dolphins expected to put Earl Mitchell on injured reserve

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 20:  Earl Mitchell #90 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 20, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Dolphins defensive line will be down a man for at least the next couple of months.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that defensive tackle Earl Mitchell will be placed on injured reserve. Mitchell injured hisĀ calf against the Seahawks on Sunday after missing much of the summer while dealing with an injury in the same area.

Garafolo adds that the team does believe that Mitchell may not miss the entire season as a result of the injury. Teams can designate a player to return after they spend six weeks on injured reserve, so their plans may change based on Mitchell’s recovery and/or another injury to a player the Dolphins deem more important to their cause.

Mitchell is in his third year with the Dolphins and had 55 tackles and two sacks while appearing in 28 games for the team in his first two seasons. Terrence Fede, Jordan Phillips and Julius Warmsley are options to play with Ndamukong Suh.

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3 Responses to “Dolphins expected to put Earl Mitchell on injured reserve”
  1. laxcoach37 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:39 PM

    Not too worried… Mitchell was the main reason the Run Defense was rated so low. When Jordan Phillips took over they were much improved and Warmsley was the best player in all of Pre-Season and deserves some snaps. I am more concerned about Mario Williams in Concussion Protocol than anything else.

  2. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 13, 2016 5:47 PM

    Get well Earl however this is a plus for the Dolphins.

  3. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Sep 13, 2016 6:29 PM

    LOL @ laxcoach37 for comment “best player in all of Pre-Season.”

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