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Dolphins Place Richard Marshall on Injured Reserve and Other AFC East News

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Richard Marshall #31 of the Miami Dolphins intercepts the ball intended for Clyde Gates #19 of the New York Jets on September 23, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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Erik FrenzSenior Writer INovember 8, 2012

The Miami Dolphins have had trouble defending the pass all season, but their troubles just got a little more...umm, troubling.

The team announced it placed cornerback Richard Marshall on season-ending injured reserve, and in conjunction made another move to pick up cornerback Brandon McDonald from the Buccaneers practice squad.

The move signals an increasing lack of depth in the Dolphins secondary. Along with holdovers Sean Smith and Vontae Davis, Marshall was supposed to provide a solid trio of cover corners. Now, halfway into the season, the Dolphins are down to just one of those three.

Marshall played in the first four games of the year before missing the last four with a back injury. It was believed he might be good to go following the bye week but has been ruled out in both games since the team returned to action.

Here's some more news and analysis from around the AFC East.


Buffalo Bills

According to Howard Simon of WGR 550 Sportsradio, Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is not pleased with the progress of the defense.

Jerry Sullivan of The Buffalo News says he is left with more questions than answers nine weeks into the season.


Miami Dolphins

According to Kerry Byrne of Cold, Hard Football Facts, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had one of the five best performances in NFL history by a rookie quarterback with over 40 pass attempts.

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post takes a look at some of the key plays from Sunday's loss to the Colts.


New England Patriots

Bleacher Report Patriots featured columnist Drew Bonifant breaks down the Patriots' road to the playoffs.

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston breaks down team penalties from a league-wide perspective, with the Patriots being flagged the eighth-fewest times.

Michael Whitmer of The Boston Globe breaks down the new role for Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty.


New York Jets

Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York says Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is not giving rave reviews to the Wildcat.

Joe Caporoso of delivers his early thoughts on the Jets' matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.

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