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Dolphins place Albert Wilson on IR, promote Leonte Carroo

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson, on his way to a breakout season, will now spend the rest of the year rehabbing a hip injury. The good news for Wilson is the injury will not require surgery. The bad news is, the Dolphins announced on Wednesday they had placed him on injured reserve, ending his 2018 season.

To fill the roster spot and add depth to the receiving corps, where Miami had DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, and Danny Amendola as the only healthy wideouts on the roster, the Dolphins promoted wide receiver Leonte Carroo from the practice squad to the active roster. Kenny Stills did not travel with the team ahead of Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans.

Wilson was leading the league in yards after the catch this season after catching 26 passes for 391 yards, a 15.0 yards per catch average, with four touchdowns. He was on pace for nearly 60 receptions with close to 900 yards receiving, both of which would have demolished his previous best season. His four touchdown receptions had already surpassed his previous season high.

Carroo was selected by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2016 Draft, with Miami moving up to select him. He has never been able to find production with the Dolphins, having appeared in 28 games over his first two years with just 10 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Miami will kickoff against the Texans at 8:20pm ET Thursday night at Houston’s NRG Stadium.