Dolphins lose William Hayes for the season
By Brian Miller
For the Miami Dolphins things are getting worse rather than better. Now William Hayes will miss the rest of the season with an injury.
The Dolphins have not yet announced the move but according to several on Twitter the Dolphins will lose the DE. Hayes has a back issue and may need surgery on his hamstring.
A tough run stopping defensive end, Hayes has been a very good signing for the Dolphins whose only mistake was eliminating the second season on his contract thus making him a free agent at seasons end. Miami should and need to re-sign him.
Hayes, a strong positive presence in the locker room, has played well after coming to Miami in a trade with the Rams. Hayes has been one of the better defensive ends in any situation this year for the Dolphins. The loss simply adds to Miami’s 2017 woes.
This season will be remembered for the lack of offense but it should be remembered for the rash of injuries to starting players. It started with the loss of Koa Misi who was never cleared to return for training camp. It continued with Ryan Tannehill and Ted Larsen. Both injured on the same day of camp. Larsen missed eight weeks and Tannehill the year.
It didn’t stop there. Miami lost Tony Lippett as well. Then in season they lost Ja’Wuan James, Anthony Steen, Eric Smith, Nate Allen, and also lost rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan on the first play of the first pre-season game.
The entire season has been one disaster after another. Lawrence Timmons went AWOL a day before the first game and was suspended week two. The Dolphins offensive line coach was fired after a video surfaced of him snorting a white powder and starting LB Rey Maualuga was released after getting arrested for battery. Still some fans want Adam Gase fired.
The Dolphins will try and get back in the win column Sunday in Miami when they face Trevor Siemien and the Broncos. Starting quarterback Paxton Lynch will miss three to four weeks with an ankle issue.