Dolphins replace returner Brightful with Welker
(9/21/04 5:55 PM EST)
MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins waived punt returner Lamont Brightful, who fumbled three kicks in their latest loss, and signed signed rookie returner Wes Welker on Tuesday.
Welker was waived last week by the San Diego Chargers after averaging 25 yards on four kickoffs in their first game. He had an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown during the exhibition season and set an NCAA record with eight punt returns for scores at Texas Tech.
Defensive tackle Larry Chester, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati, was placed on injured reserve. The Dolphins re-signed fullback Jamar Martin, who had been waived Saturday.