A.J. Edds to miss Dolphins' season

Updated: August 3, 2010, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker A.J. Edds will miss the entire season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach Tony Sparano said Tuesday.

Edds was hurt during practice in the team's indoor bubble on the fourth day of training camp on Monday.

A fourth-round draft pick from Iowa, Edds had been working with the second team at inside linebacker next to veteran Tim Dobbins and was expected to play a significant role in passing situations this season.

"A.J. looked like he had some really good promise and had the ability to do some good jobs," Sparano said. "This is one of the body blows that you get during training camp or during the course of the season that you have to respond to, and the next guy in line will have to step up and get himself ready to go."

Seventh-round pick Austin Spitler, who has missed practice time because of illness, will likely move into Edds' backup role.

The Dolphins signed linebacker Micah Johnson and terminated the contract cornerback Evan Oglesby. Johnson played at Kentucky and was originally signed this year as an undrafted college free agent by the New York Giants.

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