Report: Dolphins' Hartline has surgery; Marshall, Crowder back

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline was absent Wednesday as the team began preparations for this weekend's game against the New York Jets.

Hartline was sidelined when he hurt a finger during last Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

The Miami Herald reported that Hartline underwent surgery on his injured hand Tuesday. A return this season hasn't been ruled out for the second-year Ohio State product, a source told the newspaper.

Hartline has been a favorite target of Miami quarterbacks in recent weeks, having one catch of at least 24 yards in six consecutive games before Sunday.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and linebacker Channing Crowder took part in practice Wednesday. Marshall missed the past two games with a right hamstring injury, and Crowder missed the Browns game with a knee injury.

The Dolphins also placed cornerback Al Harris on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury, ending his 13th NFL season.

Harris joined the Dolphins last month after being released by the Green Bay Packers. Trying to come back from a major left knee injury last November, he played in three games off the bench for Miami.

To replace Harris on the roster, the Dolphins signed offensive lineman Ray Feinga.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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