After playing 10 snaps in yesterday's game against thew New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson injured his knee and limped off the field. The team then took him to the locker room and word came that the team feared he was lost for the season.
Earlier today, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirmed that the veteran receiver will indeed miss the rest of the season, tweeting that Gibson had torn his patella tendon and was undergoing surgery today. Rapoport also tweeted that the team will be holding tryouts for wide receivers on Tuesday.
No word on the receivers who could be heading to South Florida for the tryouts, and, given the Dolphins' short week as they come back to host the Thursday Night Football game this week, whomever the team signs likely will have no bearing on this week's contest.
But, he would have extra time to learn the playbook between Thursday and team's Monday Night Football game in Week 10.
Of course, the team could also look to trade for a receiver, including players like Hakeem Nicks or Josh Gordon. Or, they could consider signing a player off of someone's practice squad. One interesting practice squad player to consider is the Denver Broncos' Chad Bumphis, who was signed last week. Bumphis spent the preseason with Miami and would already have familiarity with the offense.
At some point tomorrow, a list of try out players will be published, or the team will complete a trade ahead of the 4pm ET. Maybe a transaction will be listed in the official NFL report, meaning the team actually signed someone. Whatever the case, the Dolphins have to do something to make up for the loss of Gibson.
And, with the way he was playing, it's a big loss.
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