Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
During his press conference this afternoon, Joe Philbin announced that linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was being placed on injured reserve and the team would be signing Kelvin Shepard to take his roster spot. Ellerbe left yesterday's game with a hip injury and of course, didn't return.
Sheppard last played for the Indianapolis Colts and also has spent time with the Buffalo Bills. In 2013, he played in 15 games and had 46 combined tackles with 1 sack. According to Pro Football Focus, he had a -10.7 overall grade last year with a -9.4 overall run defense grade and a -0.3 pass coverage grade.
It is expected that the Dolphins will start either Jason Trusnik or Jelani Jenkins in his place for the remainder of the season.