Dolphins T Long Placed On Injured Reserve

By Salon Staff

Published December 29, 2011 12:18AM (EST)

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long has been placed on injured reserve with a torn right biceps, meaning he'll miss the team's final game Sunday against the New York Jets.

The move Wednesday came one day after Long was chosen a Pro Bowl starter for the third consecutive year. He endured an injury-plagued season, including a back ailment that forced him to miss two games after he started the first 61 games of his career.

Long suffered the arm injury in the first quarter of Saturday's loss at New England.

To fill Long's spot on the roster, the Dolphins signed running back Richard Medlin from the practice squad. He signed with New England as a rookie free agent in August and was released at the end of training camp.

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