Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Thomas, Worrell to IR

I'm too disgusted to talk about the loss to the Jets, so I simply won't, except to say that this team is on the verge of splitting apart in what would be an incredibly messy process. Just last week after the Steelers game, I mentioned how Cam Cameron should be applauded for keeping the team together through all of its struggles and keeping the players' effort up for tough games like that Bog Bowl on Monday night.

Well, something changed this week. The effort just wasn't there against the Jets. Cameron may be losing the team. If he is, it will be evident this week against the Bills. I really hope that isn't the case, as that just adds more questions that the organization doesn't have the time or energy to be answering at this point.

Also, while Cameron must bear the brunt of the blame for any rifts that are being created amongst the team, it's also reasonable to ask whether it's simply the frustration of being 0-and-a-dozen. Any team that goes 0-12 is going to be frustrated and the players are going to question the motivations of others. At this point, it's unclear whether that is indeed the case or if Cameron truly has lost the team.


In what should come as little surprise, the Dolphins have had to place another safety on Injured Reserve - this time it's SS Cameron Worrell. Worrell tore an ACL against the Jets. He joins Yeremiah Bell, Renaldo Hill, and Travares Tillman as safeties who have been shut down for the year with injuries. Miami's safety unit is now down to Jason Allen, Lance Schulters, Courtney Bryan, Jereme Perry, and Tuff Harris.

And in other sad news, LB Zach Thomas was placed on IR today with lingering concussion issues. He has said that he will be back for another season, but this move may force him to reconsider. I really hope to see him back playing next season, but only if he's fully cleared to do so. Either way, he's a first-ballot Hall of Famer in my opinion.

Taking Worrell and Thomas' place on the roster are T Julius Wilson and LB Kelvin Smith who had been on the practice squad. This means that the team now has two open practice squad slots to sign other players.

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