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Dolphins placing Xavien Howard on IR according to report

Cornerback has knee injury, not ACL or MCL

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard grabs the interception during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 23, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Marc Serota/Getty Images)

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins are placing Xavien Howard on Injured Reserve.

That's according to a report by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The cornerback left Monday Night's game in Pittsburgh.

Howard's injury is not to his ACL or MCL, according to Rapoport.

However, the 0-7 Dolphins are being cautious with the future of their lockdown corner.

The Pro Bowler had his first interception of the season Monday Night.