Miami Dolphins Place Nate Garner On I.R., Phillip Merling On Non-Football Injury

August 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite already being under today's new 75-man roster limit (down from the offseason limit of 80) the Miami Dolphins made two more in-house roster moves to clear too more spots from the active roster.

Offensive tackle Nate Garner has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a foot injury, while defensive end Phillip Merling (Achilles' tendon) moves from the Active/Non-Football Injury to the Reserve version of the list.

Both moves remove the players from the active roster, leaving the Dolphins with just 72 active players. Linebacker A. J. Edds (already on injured reserve with a torn ACL but still counting on the 80-man) also clears from the active roster with today's cut down date arriving.

By being under the limit, the Dolphins have the flexibility to sign free agents or claim a player or two off waivers from other teams' cuts.

The Dolphins have one preseason game left—at Dallas on Thursday—before they must cut down to their...

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