Dolphins place Carey on I.R., sign WR Curtis

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Dolphins placed veteran ORT Vernon Carey on injured reserve Tuesday and signed WR Kevin Curtis.

Carey had started every game since the Week Seven of 2005 before sitting out Sunday's win over the Jets. The seventh-year veteran has 92 career starts and has battled injuries over the past couple years. A knee injury will cost him the rest of the 2010 season.

Curtis, an eighth-year veteran, has started 36 games and played in 79 in his career. In 2007, he had 77 receptions, 1,110 yards and eight touchdowns with the Eagles. Curtis played in three games last season before a season-ending knee injury. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer and had surgery in September.

The way we see it

Curtis, a cancer-survivor, brings a nice story along with some experience with him to Miami. He'll replace WR Brian Hartline who is on I.R. with an injured finger. Carey is a big loss for the Dolphins' O-line that has allowed 18 sacks in the last six games, including five without Carey against the Jets. Lydon Murtha, a second-year player out of Nebraska, will continue to start for Carey at right tackle and is a big dropoff from the veteran.