The Miami Dolphins have placed OG Vernon Carey on the IR ending his 2010 season as well as he 104 game consecutive bull fighting stint. I refer to his “ole” on the outside. I will be talking more about the Carey issue, specifically the Oline itself later today in my NFL.com Blog Blitz article, I will put that link up here when it’s posted over there. So while Carey is gone, leaving Lydon Murtha to take over the reigns of Matador, the Dolphins have found a new WR to bring in and try and some spark. Kevin Curtis.
Kevin Curtis was most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 where he played three games before being placed on IR with a knee injury. He was waived and not re-signed by anyone. The Dolphins are the only team to show much interest in the 32 year old wide-out.
Curtis is more remembered for his stint in St. Louis where he played for 5 years before leaving VIA FA to play in Philly. He has 20 touchdowns in a 7 year career. The Dolphins needed help at the position because Brian Hartline is on IR and Brandon Marshall is still nursing a sore hamstring. Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore have yet to step up leaving only Davone Bess healthy and capable of making plays.
Curtis may fill a vacancy but that does not mean he will make an impact on the team. I wonder why Curtis would get the call here? There are other options at WR on the free agent market and I have to believe that there are some decent youngsters on some other teams practice squads that may be able to come in and compete for a job next season. Even in a season that still has the word playoffs attached to it doesn’t seem to me as a predicated reason to sign Curtis. Still not quite sure about this one.
While the Phins prep for Buffalo, it was also revealed today that Dolphins killer Lee Evans will miss the contest with an injury. Evans injured his ankle last weekend making a block and was placed on IR this week. The Dolphins defense has been very solid against the pass this year but Evans has had a history of making Miami pay…even with sub par QB’s at their helm.