Many figured this would be how it plays out, and according to the Miami Herald, it has happened. Zach Thomas has been placed on Injured Reserve, eding his 2007 season. Is it also the end of his career? That remains to be seen.
The Dolphins have replaced Zach and Cameron Worrell, who was placed on IR due to a torn ACL, with practice squad players Julius Wilson (OT) and Kelvin Smith (LB), both rookies.
**UPDATE**: Apparently, Zach didn't want to go on IR. Here's what he said:
"I'm disappointed with the decision to place me on Injured Reserve. I expected to come back this season and still think I can. However, I respect the team's decision and look forward to playing next year."
Also of note, the Dolphins waived Kerry Reed.