Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Long selected to Pro Bowl; Crowder to IR; practice squad update
To no one's surprise, Jake Long has been selected to this year's Pro Bowl.
He is Miami's only representative on the roster, but that could change as players get hurt or substitutions have to be made for the Super Bowl participants.
FB Lousaka Polite was probably snubbed, as LeRon McClain was selected over him, but otherwise there was no other clear cut position where Miami should have had another representative.
In other news, Channing Crowder has been placed on Injured Reserve with a foot injury, ending his season. Some people have speculated that he may have suffered a Lisfranc fracture similar to the injury sustained by Ronnie Brown this year. We won't know for sure until the swelling goes down and doctors are able to get a more accurate scan.
Also, the Dolphins adjusted their practice squad last week, cutting G Mark Lewis and signing P Britton Colquitt. But today, the Broncos signed Colquitt to their active roster off the Dolphins' practice squad, leaving an open space to fill.
The move was a bit strange since Brandon Fields has been playing pretty well and there haven't been any reports of a possible injury. Perhaps the team wanted to see how strong Colquitt's kickoff leg is?
Anyway, Miami is now left with an open roster spot on the 53-man roster, as well as one on the practice squad.