Brian Hartline's Season Is Over After The Miami Dolphins Place Him On IR

The season has officially ended for Brian Hartline, who was placed on the injured reserve Saturday.

Hartline injured one of his fingers during the Miami Dolphins loss to the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Hartline had surgery on the finger earlier this week, and the Dolphins finally decided to place him on IR.

Hartline has had the best season of his young career after just the first 12 games, and he will be missed for the remainder of this season. The Dolphins better hope that Brandon Marshall is ready to play this week (and he likely will), because if he isn't then Miami's prime receiver will be Davone Bess. That isn't good because, while Bess is an extremely good receiver, he thrives when defenses are focusing more of their attention on another receiver like Marshall.

With the extra spot on the roster, Miami added tight end Dedrick Epps from the practice squad.

We will see what the offense is able to do without Hartline. I wouldn't be surprised if RB Patrick Cobbs sees a couple more catches. I know he isn't a receiver, but Tony Sparano loves Cobbs and uses him a lot as a receiver.

Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think the loss of Hartline will do to the offense.

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