Miami Dolphins Place Wide Receiver Brandon Gibson On Injured Reserve

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins lost a big offensive weapon this week when they announced that they placed wide receiver Brandon Gibson on Injured Reserve.

Though the Bengals are examples of the walking wounded this week, the Miami Dolphins have some worries of their own. In a heated battle against the division rival New England Patriots on Sunday, Gibson went down with a knee injury and if you watched the telecast, you could see that Gibson immediately knew that it was a serious problem.

It turns that Gibson was correct and the injury was a torn patellar tendon. The team officially announced on Tuesday that Gibson will be heading to IR and his season will be done.

It is a pretty big blow to the Dolphins offense, which shot out of the gate but have struggled a little bit in recent weeks. Gibson helped make up a formidable trio of Miami wideouts, which also include Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace. The 2013 free agent acquisition was having a nice year for the Dolphins, grabbing 30 passes and three touchdowns. He was the team's go-to guy on third down.

The Miami Herald reports that Rishard Matthews will step in for the injured Gibson. He was Miami's seventh-round pick in 2012.

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