Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Miami also downgraded inside linebacker Channing Crowder from doubtful to out because of a shoulder injury. The move extricates one of the more entertaining characters from a game that's compelling, in part, because of his vitriol.
As mentioned on this blog a few days ago, Jets coach Rex Ryan metaphorically will step over Crowder on his way to a fight. Crowder has been unable to practice since hurting his shoulder in last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Roth's return is good news for the Dolphins' defense and ends a weird ordeal. Roth started 14 games last year but showed up to camp with a mysterious condition. The team claims Roth informed them he was ill, but agent Drew Rosenhaus declared Roth had a groin injury.
Roth was placed on the reserve list and was eligible to be activated last week. But he suffered an ankle injury and remained on the shelf.