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Dolphins put S Delmas on IR


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The Miami Dolphins placed free safety Louis Delmas on injured reserve Tuesday after he tore the ACL in his right knee last week.

Delmas was injured during non-contact activity while covering wide receiver Ted Ginn during a joint practice with the Carolina Panthers. He tore the same ACL that was surgically repaired 10 months ago.

The 28-year-old Delmas, signed by the Dolphins last offseason after five years with the Detroit Lions, started in 12 of his 13 appearances in 2014. He totaled 63 tackles, one sack, one interception and three passes defensed before the first ACL tear in Week 14.

The veteran’s injury leaves an experience void in the Dolphins’ secondary.

“He means a lot,” Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews said. “I’d say if not one of the best leaders, he is the best leader on our team.”

Carolina wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin also sustained a season-ending knee injury in the Panthers-Dolphins joint practice.

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