Shelby (calf) was placed on the IR on Tuesday.
Shelby suffered a calf injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, effectively ending the 27-year-old's season. In six games this season, he recorded eight tackles (six solo) and one pass deflection. Expect veteran Jonathan Babineaux to see an increase in reps, with Courtney Upshaw now serving as the only healthy reserve defensive tackle on the roster.
Reports indicate that Shelby couldn't put any weight on his right leg, hinting at the possibility that this could be a serious injury. More will be known as he undergoes further evaluation.
Shelby has played 63 of a possible 64 games for the Dolphins over the past four seasons and started eight games at defensive end in 2016. He had 6.5 sacks and two interceptions over the past two seasons and will likely be a starter for the Falcons at defensive end.
Derrick Shelby finished the 2015 season with 37 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and an interception.
Those are pretty solid numbers for a part-time defensive end. The Miami Dolphins have preferred to go the rotation route with their defensive line over the past couple of seasons. It remains to be seen whether or not that will change with new head coach Adam Gase.
Derrick Shelby is expected to start at defensive end Sunday versus the Bills, reports the Miami Herald.
Shelby will take over for Cameron wake who was lost for the season due to an Achilles injury.
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