The Miami Dolphins released Justin Peelle in favor of TE Sean Ryan on Saturday. Today the veteran signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Peelle should take some comfort in his signing as thus far he is the only one of Miami’s cuts to have found work.
Last years draft is not shaping up favorably for the Phins and the shadow cast on Randy Mueller and Cam Cameron in the 1-15 season is getting darker with each passing moment. Of the 9 players selected last year, only Ginn, Beck, Satele, Soliai, and punter Brandon Fields remain. Of those 5, only Ginn, Satele, and Fields are considered safe through this season.
A common theme in recent years for Miami, draft picks just don’t seem to stick and the fact that even fewer sign when released makes you wonder why they were drafted at all. Peelle at least has found work. When the Phins released him, they said it was because Ryan filled a bigger need at the position. With Fasano and Martin the pass catchers the Phins needed a blocking TE more than another pass catcher. Peelle became expendable. At least he is faring better than the rest.