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Dolphins Vs. Panthers Game Preview: Miami Moving On Without Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson release, injuries loom for Dolphins game on Friday.

May 22, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Roberto Wallace (18) during organized team activities at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
May 22, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Roberto Wallace (18) during organized team activities at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

It's been a weekend of turmoil for the Miami Dolphins after a domestic violence arrest eventually led to the release of Chad Johnson. From what was seen on Hard Knocks, Johnson appeared as though he would be a target in the Dolphins offense, and they will now need to replace him.

The team might not need to look far. After a stellar preseason debut, undrafted rookie wideout Roberto Wallace was running with the first team offense on Sunday, according to The Miami Herald.

The search for wide receiver play will be one of the many storylines in Friday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

As for as injuries go, the team will be without David Garrard, while Brian Hartline is nursing a calf injury.

Dolphins at Panthers

Game Date & Time: Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. ET

For more on the Dolphins, visit The Phinsider. For more on the Panthers, head over to the SB Nation blog Cat Scratch Reader.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2012/08/the-release-of-chad-johnson-put-a-lot-of-pressure-on-.html#storylink=cpy

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