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Dolphins Place Trill Williams on IR, Add Veteran CB Alexander

Mackensie Alexander
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander (24) plays against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Seahawks 30-17. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The Miami Dolphins made some roster moves by adding two players and placing cornerback Trill Williams on injured reserve.

Miami wasted no time by filling their recent void at cornerback after it was reported that DB Trill Williams sustained a torn ACL in the preseason opener at Tampa Bay the previous night.

It’s a tough loss for the Dolphins after Williams was having a strong camp in his second season.

Alexander, who played at Immokalee High near West Palm Beach, has started 25 games in his six NFL seasons.

He comes off a season where he struggled mightily for the Vikings. According to Pro Football Reference metrics, “Alexander allowed a 119.2 passer rating when targeted. His numbers in that category were much more impressive in the previous three seasons — 82.1 in 2018, 84.3 in 2019 and 82.3 in 2020.”

Alexander signed the 1-year veteran minimum deal and will compete for the team’s 4th cornerback position.

The Dolphins also added NT Niles Scott to beef up their defensive interior. Scott has played 6 games in 4 NFL seasons and totaled four tackles.

Miami will hope to avoid the injury bug as they prepare for their preseason home opener vs the Las Vegas Raiders.