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Dolphins claim CB Jalil Brown off waivers, cut D.J. Campbell

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The Miami Dolphins' injury-decimated secondary will get some much needed re-enforcements heading into this Sunday's road game against Buffalo.

The Dolphins claimed cornerback Jalil Brown off the waiver wire on Monday. Brown, who was cut by the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, played in five games for the Colts since being signed as a free agent on October 22.

Brown, who played his collegiately at Colorado, made two solo tackles and a special teams tackle during his tenure with the Colts.

To make room for Brown, who entered the NFL as a 2011 fourth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dolphins waived safety D.J. Campbell.

Campbell has bounced on and off the 53-man roster the past two months, and might be re-signed to the practice squad.

The Dolphins are in need of cornerback help because the team's two starters suffered troublesome injuries in Sunday's 24-20 win over the New England Patriots.

Brent Grimes strained his groin, and Nolan Carroll suffered a knee injury. Neither player could finish the game, which forced two safeties - Jimmy Wilson and Michael Thomas - to play cornerback against New England.

Rookie cornerback Will Davis, the 2013 Dolphins' third-round pick, was also forced into action against the Patriots. Sunday's game could be Davis' window to earn substantial playing time.

Jamar Taylor, the Dolphins' other rookie cornerback, has been sidelined by a hamstring injury the past three weeks. Taylor practiced on a limited basis last week, but was not cleared to play against New England.

Brown's addition means the Dolphins presently have two healthy cornerbacks on the roster, and six safeties. Fortunately for the Dolphins, three of those safeties (Wilson, Thomas and rookie Don Jones) have experience playing cornerback either in college or the NFL.

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