Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald has been told that the Dolphins will be placing veteran G Ted Larsen on the injured reserve list with a biceps injury. However, Salguero says that Miami is still hoping he can return after Week 8.
Dolphins HC Adam Gase recently told reporters that there’s a “high probability” Larsen will play this year, despite sustaining a biceps injury.
“I think there’s a really high probability that he’ll play this year,” Gase said, via Pro Football Talk. “Normally it would’ve been an injury where he’d be done for the year, but with the way the rules are built, we should have a chance to get him back. It was disappointing because he was probably our most consistent guy day in and day out. I hate to see that for him because he’s worked so hard to understand what we’re doing. He’s brought a great attitude. He’s a great veteran presence. Losing him hurts, but the next guy will step up and we’ll keep rotating guys in to figure out who it is going to be.”
Larsen, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2010. However, he lasted just a few months in New England before he was waived and later claimed by the Buccaneers.
The Cardinals elected to sign him to a two-year deal back in March of 2014 and he later joined the Bears on a one-year deal last year.
Larsen signed a three-year, $5.65 million contract that included $1.75 million guaranteed with the Dolphins this offseason and stands to make base salaries of $975,000 and $1.5 million over the first two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Larsen appeared in 15 games for the Bears and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 44 guard out of 72 qualifying players.