Miami Dolphins Place Former 1st-Overall Pick on Injured Reserve

The Miami Dolphins are unlikely to see much out of one of their mid-season offensive line acquisitions. The team officially announced they placed tackle Eric Fisher on Injured Reserve, ending his regular season and rendering him ineligible to return until at least the Super Bowl.

Fisher was dealing with a calf injury. He had yet to play a snap for the Dolphins since being acquired in December. He last played in the regular season for the Indianapolis Colts in 2021, starting 15 games and earning a passable 68.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, but his experience with the Dolphins this year indicates he may be approaching the end of his NFL career.

Fisher was the Kansas City Chiefs' first-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He started 113 games from 2013 to 2020, earning two Pro Bowls and playing a key part in the team's evolution into one of the league's most dominant offenses. He suffered an ill-fated Achilles tear in the 2020 AFC Championship that preceded a disastrous 31-9 showing by the Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

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