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Dolphins place Bradley Chubb on IR, activate Jerome Baker; Melvin Ingram, Ethan Bonner elevated

The Miami Dolphins placed outside linebacker Bradley Chubb on injured reserve and activated inside linebacker Jerome Baker off IR Saturday.

The Dolphins also elevated edge rusher Melvin Ingram and cornerback Ethan Bonner from the practice squad to the game-day roster ahead of Sunday’s 8:20 p.m. kickoff against the Buffalo Bills with the AFC East on the line at Hard Rock Stadium.

Baker’s return allows him to reclaim his starting middle linebacker post that had Duke Riley in it the past four games. Baker missed the four outings with an MCL injury in his left knee suffered in the Dec. 3 win over the Washington Commanders.

Chubb tore the ACL in his right knee last Sunday in Miami’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The loss of Chubb for the season leaves the Dolphins without their two standout edge rushers in him and Jaelan Phillips, who suffered a torn Achilles in late November.

Andrew Van Ginkel has been starting for Phillips, and Ingram can work in with Emmanuel Ogbah at Chubb’s spot — with Cameron Goode also potentially rotating in Sunday against the Bills. Buffalo and quarterback Josh Allen have allowed the fewest sacks this season with an offensive line that has had its starting five together every game this season.

Ingram, after also being called up for the past two games against the Ravens and Cowboys, had the last of three regular-season elevations used on him for Sunday’s finale.

Bonner provides some depth in the secondary with cornerback Xavien Howard (foot) being inactive.