One of the Dolphins' ninth draft choices will not be making a contribution to the team this season. That became official on Thursday when the team placed defensive tackle Davern Williams on injured reserve.

Williams underwent surgery on Wednesday to stabilize a labral tear in his left shoulder. After being put on IR, Williams became ineligible to play for the Dolphins this season.

To replace Williams on the roster, the Dolphins signed rookie Tavares Jurineack from the University of South Florida.

Jurineack, who played for the Charleston Swamp Foxes of the Arena2 Football League in the spring, was one of three defensive linemen who worked out for the Dolphins on Wednesday.

The others were Riley Kleinhesselink from Northwestern Iowa and D.J. Bleisath from Tennessee Tech.

In other Dolphins news:

-- Wide receiver Oronde Gadsden indicated that his injury was a dislocated ankle and not just a sprain, as disclosed by the Dolphins.

Gadsden did confirm the Dolphins' timetable of about three to six weeks for his return.

-- Owner Wayne Huizenga, who attended practice on Wednesday afternoon, said he would be disappointed if the Dolphins accomplished anything short of a Super Bowl appearance.

-- Among the players missing from practice on Thursday were tight end Marco Battaglia and guard Jamie Nails, both of whom were excused for personal reasons.

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