Friday, October 24, 2008

Lehan to IR; Joey Thomas re-signed

The secondary took another hit today, as CB Michael Lehan was placed on Injured Reserve with ankle and hamstring problems. He suffered the ankle injury during training camp and never fully recovered, while the hamstring injury happened this week.

Lehan played extensively in the nickel and dime packages, so his loss leaves a big hole to be filled. If there is a silver lining to this injury, my hopes are that it will lead to significantly more playing time for Jason Allen. If Jason Allen can lock down the nickelback job in the immediate future, there is plenty of time left in the season for him to prove he belongs on this team next year.

The team signed CB Joey Thomas to take Lehan's place on the roster. Thomas was with the Dolphins throughout the offseason, but he was released before the season began. He played in three games for Miami in the preseason, tallying 5 tackles, 1 PD, and 1 INT.

No comments: