The Miami Dolphins announced the team waived/injured rookie defensive end Farrington Huguenin on Tuesday. The Dolphins originally signed Huguenin back in May as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky. In four years as a member of the Wildcats football team (2012-2015), he appeared in 48 games, with 14 starts, recording 95 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, three passes defensed, and two blocked kicks.
Huguenin was injured on August 2 when running back Damien Williams blocked him in goal-line situation pass blocking. The rookie was carted off the field a few minutes later and a brief scuffle broke out. Ndamukong Suh pulled Williams to the side after everything calmed down and appeared to address the play. Huguenin has not been able to practice since the play with what has been described as an ankle injury.
The indication of a waived/injured roster moves does make Huguenin available for some other team to claim off waivers, but also lets them know he is injured. If no team assumes his contract, Huguenin reverts to the Dolphins’ injured reserve list, where he will either stay for the remainder of the 2016 season, or could negotiate an injury settlement with the club. Injury settlements typically pay the player his salary for the amount of time he is expected to need to fully recover, but then allows him to sign with another team - rather than sit out the entire year - once he is fully healthy.
The Dolphins currently have 85 players on their active 90-man roster. The also have defensive end Dion Jordan and linebacker Zach Vigil on the non-football injury list and cornerbacks Chris Culliver and Xavien Howard on the physically unable to perform list. Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is on injured reserve after being waived/injured last week.