LaRon Byrd suffers minor injury

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DAVIE - Miami Dolphins receiver LaRon Byrd suffered what a source is labeling a minor injury to his lower extremity during Tuesday's practice.

The former University of Miami standout spent five minutes on the practice field having his left hip area examined by the Dolphins' medical team. The team initially put Byrd on the training cart and took him inside the facility

Before suffering the injury Byrd, who played four years for the University of Miami, where he caught 106 passes for 1,254 yards and scored seven touchdowns, had a respectable first week of practice with the Dolphins.

It appeared Byrd was running with the second-team offense because he was often paired with quarterback Matt Moore.

Last year, Byrd spent five weeks impressing Dolphins coaches while on the team's practice squad before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in early December. The Dolphins re-signed him back in April hoping his size (6-foot-4, 230 pounds) could fill a void.

If Byrd has to be sidelined because of the injury he'll become the third receiver shelved because of a lower extremity issue. DeVante Parker, the Dolphins' 2015 first-round pick, had a screw in his left foot surgically replaced back in June, and Kenny Stills sat out his second straight practice because of a left calf injury he's been nursing since mini-camp back in June....

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