Dolphins’ Carey placed on injured reserve

Tackle Vernon Carey has been placed on injured reserve by the

Miami Dolphins, who signed receiver Kevin Curtis.

Carey’s streak of 87 consecutive starts ended Sunday because of

a knee injury, and Tuesday’s roster move means he’ll miss the final

three games as well. Lydon Murtha replaced Carey is expected to

start this week against Buffalo.

Curtis shores up a hobbled receiving corps. Miami lost Brian

Hartline last week with a season-ending injury to a finger on his

left hand, and Brandon Marshall is slowed by a right hamstring

injury.

Curtis played in only three games last year with Philadelphia

because of a left knee injury and hasn’t played this season while

recovering from a bout with testicular cancer. The eighth-year

veteran has 252 career receptions, 20 for touchdowns.