Dolphins TE Thomas and G Bushrod placed on injured reserve

Annette Crawford
December 21, 2017

That of course is a joke as it seems that Thomas has gone down on his own quite often.

The organization put two more starters on injured reserve Wednesday - tight end Julius Thomas and guard Jermon Bushrod, both with foot ailments - upping their total of starters or would-be starters on IR to eight.

Tight end Thomas Duarte was activated Wednesday from the practice squad, and tackle Eric Smith was activated from injured reserve.

It has been nothing short of a rollercoaster type season for the Miami Dolphins with their playoff aspirations hanging on a tread heading into the final two weeks of the season. Bushrod nearly retired ahead of the 2017 season but opted to return to help a depleted Oline. His entire $6.6 million cap hit for 2018 will be erased if the Dolphins release him come the offseason. All of which can be recovered by his release.

In March, Bushrod will become an unrestricted free agent as his contract is set to expire after the season.


The Dolphins' luck has been consistent this year: Consistently bad.

The ugly list: Thomas, Bushrod, quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee), linebackers Koa Misi (neck) and Raekwon McMillan (knee), tackle Ja'Wuan James (hamstring), defensive end William Hayes (back) and cornerback Tony Lippett (Achilles).

It's never good to see any player, even those who are not favorites of the fan base, to go on IR.

The Dolphins had at times an anemic offense this season ranking 26th overall with 17.6 points per game.

Thomas finishes the season and possibly his career in Miami with 41 receptions for 388 yards and four touchdowns. He also had one fumble.

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