Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Injury woes yield roster moves for Patriots, Dolphins

Things aren't looking so hot at the linebacker position for the Miami Dolphins. Following Julian Edelman's injury on Sunday, the same can be said for the New England Patriots' offensive play makers.

 Tuesday, both teams made roster moves to address their dwindling number of healthy bodies.

Miami, dealing with injuries to three linebackers -- including starters Koa Misi and Jelani Jenkins -- signed free-agent journeyman James-Michael Johnson.

The 26-year-old is now on his fourth team this season and seventh in his career, having spent time with the Bucs, Jags and Lions this year, as well the Chiefs and Browns in previous years.

On the Patriots side, the team promoted wide receiver Chris Harper to the 53-man roster. Harper, also 26, has played only one game for New England this season, the team's season opener.

To make room on the roster, Chris Barker and Sam Brenner were waived by the Patriots and Dolphins, respectively.

For more on the Patriots, via WEEI.com

For more on the Dolphins, via the Sun Sentinel

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