Brendel participated in the team's minicamp this week on a tryout basis and evidently did enough to presumably stick around for the rest of the offseason. He'll compete for a depth role along the offensive line.
Brendel (calf) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Brendel spent the first half of the season on injured reserve with an injury to the same calf. The UCLA product sustained this particular injury in practice Dec. 6 and was considered week-to-week afterwards. Brendel missed Sunday's divisional tilt with the Patriots and now will miss the remainder of the season.
Brendel (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Brendel was added to the injury report Wednesday after injuring the same calf that kept him on injured reserve the first half of the season. Travis Swanson will be called upon at center should he able to play through an ankle injury.
Brendel (calf) suffered a calf injury during Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Brendel was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. The starting offensive lineman appears to have injured the same calf which kept him on injured reserve throughout the first eight games of the season. Coach Adam Gase called Brendel week-to-week, indicating that he'll likely miss Sunday's divisional tilt against the Patriots.
Brendel was placed on injured reserve at the start of the season due to the calf injury that plagued him through August. The 26-year-old is eligible to return following the Week 8 game against the Texans, and must be activated prior to Nov. 8 or must remain on IR for the rest of the season.