Miami Dolphins Offseason Overview: Running Backs

March 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Miami Dolphins running back core is looking a little thinner than it has in recent years, but the unit is still one of the strengths of the team.

Starter Ronnie Brown and third-stringer Patrick Cobbs are both returning from serious injuries and might not be fully recovered by the time the 2010 season begins. Brown is coming off a LisFranc fracture on his right foot and Cobbs is returning from a torn ACL.
While both are ahead of schedule in their recoveries, they come into the season as question marks.

For most players, an ACL tear takes more than a year to fully recover from. LisFranc fractures are not common and if not allowed to properly heal, can linger for awhile. The Dolphins can’t count on either player to be 100 percent by the time training camp arrives.

Luckily for Miami, Ricky Williams reminded the league he still has gas in the tank. Though he’ll be 33 in May, Williams has much less wear than your average NFL back over the age of 30....

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