The Miami Dolphins have added two to their practice squad roster. The Phins had one vacancy and then lost RB Jalen Parmale to the Ravens earlier this week. To fill the two voids, the Phins signed rookie FB Chris Brown. Brown worked out for the Phins after being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier in the season.Brown is a converted TE.
The Phins also brought back offensive lineman Darren Heerspink. Heerspink was with the Phins through training camp and pre-season but got cut during the final 53 cuts and did not make the practice squad. With the injuries and rotations being used by the Phins on the Oline, it’s a need move that may pay off for Darren if the issues continue as he could be thrown into the gameday rotation.
In other news, the NFL saw fit to give Dan Carpenter yet another award. If Special Teams Player of the Month wasn’t enough (last month) they are lining him up to be the same again for December. Yesterday the league announced that Carpenter was awarded the Special Teams Player of the Week award. Carpenter missed his first FG in 13 tries this past Sunday ending a Dolphins rookie record streak of consecutive attempts without a miss.
The Phins will face off on Sunday against the 49′ers and the watch is focused on local Miami product Frank Gore who makes his proffessional debut in his hometown. Gore is nursing a sprained ankle and has not participated in any practices thus far since his injury last Sunday. While the 9′ers are taking a wait and see approach with Gore, at least one former Dolphin nemisis looks to return.
Nate Clements missed last Sunday’s Jets game with an injured thumb but it appears that he will be ready for this weekend. Two of Nates “Pick 6″ INT’s have come from the Dolphins.