The Miami Dolphins were considering placing recently acquired offensive tackle Julien Davenport on the injured reserve Thursday evening after he injured his knee and fractured his tibia during practice earlier in the day, according to team and NFL sources.
The club is leaning toward going the injured reserve route which still gives the Miami the opportunity return Davenport to the roster after Week 8, per the club source. And regardless of what the team decides, Davenport will miss Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots and several more after that because of the injury.
The club is expected to insert recently signed J’Marcus Webb, a distant cousin to former Dolphins offensive tackle Richmond Webb, to take Davenport’s spot in the starting lineup. The club also must find a backup tackle to take to the game in case either Webb or starting left tackle Jesse Davis are injured -- a role Webb filled in the season-opener.
And the frustrating thing about this entire episode is it was indirectly caused by the Dolphins’ significantly flawed roster.