Dolphins’ Garner placed on injured reserve

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Nate Garner has been placed on injured reserve with a left foot injury, meaning he’ll miss the season.

Garner underwent surgery more than two weeks ago. He started eight games at guard last year and had been listed as a backup tackle during training camp.

Defensive end Phillip Merling was placed on the reserve non-football injury list Tuesday. He suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury in July.

Received 08/31/10 05:18 pm ET