Posted by Andy Benoit
We’ll pass along some injury news from a few teams that are essentially out of the playoff picture:
**Titans center Eugene Amano has been placed on IR due to ongoing neck stingers. Amano, who signed a long-term contract in the offseason and had been up and down after moving from guard to center, will be replaced by Fernando Velasco, a 25-year-old former practice squad player.
**The Dolphins put right tackle Vernon Carey on IR. Carey had been battling a knee. This move opened up a roster spot for wide receiver Kevin Curtis. It is believed that untested Lydon Murtha will get a crack at replacing Carey.
**The Bills will likely be without receiver Lee Evans the rest of the way. The seventh-year pro is expected to miss action for the first time in his career with an ankle injury. Evans is facing at least two weeks.
**And, in one final tidbit that involves a team still very much IN the playoff race, the Eagles will replace injured defensive end Brandon Graham with veteran Derrick Burgess. Burgess was a phenomenal backside run-defender and pass-rusher during his first stint with the Eagles, though he recently flamed out as a Patriot.
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