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Dolphins add Joe Holland to practice squad

The rookie linebacker from Purdue replaces Louis Nzegwu on the roster.

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Although they are on their bye week, the Miami Dolphins still made a roster move in preparation for the team's game on Oct. 28. Miami promoted rookie linebacker Joe Holland from the practice squad and cut Louis Nzegwu, according to The Miami Herald.

As a senior at Purdue last season, Holland recorded 94 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Earlier this season, Holland spent time with the San Francisco 49ers.

Nzegwu, a rookie defensive end from Wisconsin, did not record a tackle in his brief time with the Dolphins.

With the Dolphins set on defense, Holland will likely start in a reserve role and possibly play on special teams.

He joins a defense that has been one of the best in the league in 2012. While allowing 19.5 points per game, Miami has given up 78.2 rushing yards per game, fifth best in the NFL.

At 3-3, the Dolphins are in a four-way tie for first place in the AFC East.

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