The Miami Dolphins’ Ronnie Brown is done for the year with a non-specified foot injury. Brown injured the foot in the 3rd quarter of Sunday’s win over the Buc’s. Brown was the Dolphins main man when it came to running the WC offense. Ricky Williams was set to take over this week against the Carolina Panthers but will now shoulder the load until the Phins, already down one RB (Patrick Cobbs), finds another one on the street list.
The Phins failed to act early in nabbing street free agent and troubled RB Larry Johnson who signed with the Bengals yesterday. Johnson, although a pain in the ass, was very talented on the field. The Phins will begin searching for Ronnie’s replacement this week. In the meantime, the Phins will elevate Lex Hilliard’s playing time in the base offense and Pat White’s playing time in the WC when they choose to run it. Williams has also run out of Ronnie’s position in the WC but with far less success.
Ronnie will now head down the path of rehabilitation but his career in Miami will now become a question mark as well. He is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of this season but if the NFL does not either ratify a new CBA or extend the current one allowing the 2010 season to be capped, Brown will be Dolphins property for another year. Will the Phins try and keep Brown if he is an FA with his current injury situation? We won’t know for sometime, but it’s likely to be a hot topic over the next few months.