Dolphins LB Elandon Roberts carted off field after potential season-ending injury

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With the Miami Dolphins clinging to their playoff hopes, they suffered a significant blow in their Week 16 contest against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Linebacker Elandon Roberts had to be carted off the field with what seemed to be a serious knee injury.

In his fifth season out of Morgan State and the University of Houston, Roberts had started in 11 of the 12 games he had appeared in this season.

Coming into the game against the Raiders, the Dolphins were clinging to the third and final wild card spot in the AFC by virtue of a tiebreaker that put them ahead of the Baltimore Ravens.

With the Ravens scheduled to play the struggling New York Giants on Sunday, a loss to Las Vegas could very well be a death knell for the Fins’ postseason hopes.

Entering the fourth quarter, Miami was trailing Las Vegas by three points.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has followed the NFL since he was a little kid in the mid-'90s, back when Dan Marino was the biggest sports star in South Florida. He feels strongly that the NFL and sports in general aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.