Miami Dolphins Rookie A.J. Edds Done For Season: Micah Johnson Signed

Jason ClaryCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Linebacker A.J. Edds of Iowa runs in practice drills during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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The Miami Dolphins have suffered their first casualty of Training Camp.

Rookie fourth-round pick AJ Edds has reportedly torn his ACL and will be done for the season.

Edds was getting second and third team reps during camp, while showing his ability to perform quickly in coverage.

Edds wasn't going to start, but he would have seen playing time on third downs and during passing situations.

Guys like JD Folsom, Austin Spitler, Tim Dobbins, and newcomer Micah Johnson will have the opportunity to see more playing time.

Dobbins, a special teams ace and a contributor in limited playing time for San Diego, is the most likely candidate of this group to see a rise in playing time.

Austin Spitler was a captain as a senior for his Ohio State buckeyes, but he needs to show a pretty good skill set in order to move up on the depth chart.

JD Folsom was a reserve player last season for Miami. He is relatively under-sized for a Parcells style defense, but he must be doing something right to be here for a second consecutive season.

Micah Johnson, listed at 6'1, 258 pounds, is a bruising type of linebacker with lots of upside. He was a solid player at Kentucky, and was likely undrafted because of his injury history and his spotty numbers at the combine.

Johnson also spent time on the New York Giant's roster during offseason OTA's.

With the top of the depth chart likely already in line with Dansby and Crowder, it will be a competition between these four guys for a good bit of playing time.


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