MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Cutdown day within the NFL is rarely simple on anybody.
The Dolphins, like the remainder of the league, needed to get right down to 53 gamers on Tuesday.
It was no simple activity for normal supervisor Chris Grier because the roster is as deep because it’s been lately and plenty of gamers contributed to the workforce with sturdy showings in coaching camp.
Have in mind, gamers not picked up by one other workforce may be resigned to the apply squad.
Linebacker Benardrick McKinney was a fairly large shock, because the veteran acquired from a Houston was a starter for a lot of camp.
The workforce has good depth at linebacker and the return of Elandon Roberts helped seal McKinney’s destiny.
In a gentle shock, the Dolphins minimize three operating backs in Patrick Laird, Jordan Scarlett and rookie seventh spherical draft decide Gerrid Doaks.
It appears the Dolphins may also scour the waiver wire to maybe herald a fourth operating again behind Miles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Malcolm Brown. However a kind of minimize gamers might find yourself on the apply squad.
Quarterback Reid Sinnett had a giant sport within the preseason finale however was waived together with receiver Kirk Merrit who had a very good coaching camp.
The Dolphins have high quality and amount at receiver so it was a forgone conclusion that NFL expertise was going to be let go as a result of numbers. Malcolm Perry was additionally minimize.
On the offensive line, Matt Skura and Cameron Tom, each introduced in within the offseason to compete at middle, had been let go. The workforce traded for 2 offensive linemen just lately and Michael Deiter has began at middle from the primary day of camp.
Sixth spherical draft decide offensive lineman Larnell Coleman was out on injured reserve.
The roster building by no means ends as groups take a look at who’s accessible, fill their apply squads and tweak the underside of the roster.
Opening day for the Dolphins is at New England on September 12 at 4:25 p.m. You possibly can see it solely on CBS 4.
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