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Marshall goes to IR, Dolphins claim new DB

The Richard Marshall saga has come to an end.

This morning I reported the cornerback wasn't expected to play the next two weeks. Apparently his prognosis was worse than that because this evening the Dolphins placed Marshall on the reserve injured list. I am trying to find out for certain, but I'm assuming it is season-ending IR.

[Update: Marshall won't be back this season. He is currently in Los Angeles seeing spine specialist and surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins. He is scheduled for back surgery Thursday.]

The club is replacing Marshall by claiming defensive back Brandon McDonald off waivers from Tampa Bay.

McDonald was with the Bucs the first nine weeks of the season. He saw action in eight games with two starts. He had 20 tackles and one interception in that time.

McDonald, a former fifth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, has played 77 cames in his career.