Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Crowder officially placed on IR; Polite a Pro Bowl alternate

According to Tony Sparano via Omar Kelly, linebacker Channing Crowder has officially been placed on injured reserve, as expected.

Crowder injured his foot in last Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans, although speculation has outweighed specific details regarding the injury to-date.

In other Dolphins news via twitter, Armando Salguero reports Dolphins fullback Lousaka Polite has been named an alternate for AFC squad in the 2010 Pro Bowl.

It is unclear Polite is a first-alternate or perhaps a second- or third-alternate, which would impact his chances of getting into the team's roster.

If Polite is a first-alternate, he could take AFC starter Le'Ron McClain's place on the roster if McClain dropped out or if the Baltimore Ravens advance to the Super Bowl.

As I said yesterday, statistics show that Polite was the most productive fullback in the NFL season, and thus certainly deserving of a Pro Bowl selection.

While This isn't quite as much as he deserved, it's certainly nice to see him get at least some recognition, and maybe he'll end up being added to the Pro Bowl roster between now and then.