Dolphins' Dixon placed on injured reserve

Updated: November 4, 2003, 4:38 PM ET

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Mark Dixon was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of an ankle injury.

Dixon had not played in any of the Dolphins' eight games this season. He has missed 18 of the Dolphins' past 30 regular-season games with injuries, and underwent two operations on the bothersome right ankle since August in hopes of playing this year.

Defensive end David Bowens will return to practice this week. Bowens has been on the non-football injury list since summer, when he injured his knee while changing a light bulb at his home.

Bowens must be on the 53-man roster by Nov. 25 to be eligible to return at any point this season.

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