The Dolphins created their second of 3 rounds of roster cuts Tuesday, and the moves had a large huge receiver taste.
In fact, the Dolphins ended up obtaining to make four moves to get down to the 80-player limit and a few of them associated that situation.
Right before we assess the moves, let’s run them down:
— WR Isaiah Ford released
— OL Jermaine Eluemunor released
— WR Robert Foster waived/hurt
— WR Lynn Bowden Jr. placed on wounded reserve
The the very least shocking go of those concerned Ford, and we preface that by stating he is normally been a preferred here since of his perseverance. But the actuality is that he faced appreciable odds to stick about from the instant he signed with the Dolphins this summertime for what appeared like the 47th time.
Ford is the variety of player who the Dolphins could revisit at some point down the line if accidents produce an unexpected emergency, however he’ll hardly ever have a sturdy foothold on a roster spot.
The shift with Eluemunor is not extremely astonishing, either, looking at the Dolphins have a larger want on the offensive line at deal with than at guard and he hardly ever lined up at the previous in apply inspite of possessing knowledge at the two places.
The other two moves are a bit more intriguing.
With Foster, it was exciting to see him waived/injured immediately after he played 35 snaps in the 37-17 victory versus Atlanta on Saturday. Like Ford, he was a victim of the Dolphins’ depth at huge receiver, although he experienced a genuinely robust get started in camp prior to he cooled down a bit.
The final decision to waive him wounded rather of just positioning him on injured reserve is the telltale indication that the Dolphins obviously did not value him sufficient to preserve him all over.
It was the opposite with Bowden, who genuinely flashed as a rookie but then experienced a pretty tranquil camp right before owning a fantastic outing in the preseason opener against Chicago.
When Bowden remaining apply final 7 days with a hamstring damage that appeared to have some significance, it still left the Dolphins with the determination of carrying him on the preliminary 53-guy roster and then placing him on injured reserve to get back him soon after three video games or positioning him on wounded reserve and preserving his legal rights through the year.
Bowen getting positioned on IR is an indicator he probably would not have designed the 53-male roster, but the Dolphins continue to price him ample to acquire one more glance at him in 2022, a small-cost shift specified that his foundation salary as a 2020 3rd-round decide of the Raiders is modest and they’re the ones who experienced to dish out his signing bonus ahead of buying and selling him to the Dolphins.
The 3rd and closing spherical of cuts will occur next Tuesday (by 4 p.m. ET) when groups have to be at 53 gamers. Two notes relating to the Dolphins: Huge receiver Will Fuller will be placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt Checklist to serve the final game of his six-sport NFL suspension in 7 days 1 and will NOT depend in opposition to the 53-person roster and the roster exemption for Brazilian offensive lineman Durval Queiroz-Neto will be long gone.
That exemption is why the Dolphins’ present roster, as listed beneath by place, includes 81 players:
Tua Tagovailoa, Jacoby Brissett, Reid Sinnett
Running BACKS (7)
Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed, Malcolm Brown, Gerrid Doaks, Patrick Laird, Jordan Scarlett, FB Carl Tucker
Broad RECEIVERS (11)
Albert Wilson, DeVante Parker, Will Fuller, Malcolm Perry, Jaylen Waddle, Preston Williams, Jakeem Grant, Kirk Merritt, Mack Hollins, Kai Locksley, Khalil McClain
Tight Finishes (6)
Mike Gesicki, Adam Shaheen, Durham Smythe, Cethan Carter, Hunter Extended, Chris Myarick
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (13)
Matt Skura, Michael Deiter, Cameron Tom, Robert Jones, Solomon Kindley, Robert Hunt, Durval Queiroz Neto, Austin Jackson, Liam Eichenberg, Greg Very little, Jesse Davis, Adam Pankey, Larnel Coleman
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (10)
Jason Strowbridge, Adam Butler, John Jenkins, Emmanuel Ogbah, Zach Sieler, Jonathan Ledbetter, Christian Wilkins, Benito Jones, Tyshun Render, Raekwon Davis
Jaelan Phillips, Andrew Van Ginkel, Duke Riley, Vince Biegel, Calvin Munson, Sam Eguavoen, Benardrick McKinney, Elandon Roberts, Shaquem Griffin, Jerome Baker, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Brennan Scarlett
DEFENSIVE BACKS (16)
Noah Igbinoghene, Eric Rowe, Jevon Holland, Byron Jones, Xavien Howard, Justin Coleman, Brandon Jones, Jason McCourty, Jamal Perry, Nate Holley, Javaris Davis, Nik Needham, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Clayton Fejedelem, Tino Ellis, Trill Williams
Michael Palardy, Jason Sanders, Blake Ferguson