The Miami Dolphins seem to be the revolving door of the NFL…and they are one of the teams that are winning. Last week fans heard the news that WR Derek Hagan had finally been given his walking papers after 2 years of below expectation play. Bannon Condren was released on Monday morning following a poor special teams performance on Sunday. The Dolphins brought in Courtney Bryan who was on the roster and a part of the ST units during training camp. Now, they have 2 more moves in a week that has them readying for the Oakland Raiders….message sent? Probably.
Joining the team is WR Todd Lowber who was featured on the HBO series “Hard Knocks” as part of their training camp feature of, you guessed it, the Dallas Cowboys. In addition the Phins brought in rookie tackle Kirk Barton who was released by the Phins in September when he failed to win a job from Nate Garner.
To make room for the two moves, the Dolphins waived DT Anthony Toribio. Toribio was the much heralded undrafted local kid who impressed the team with his South Florida conditioning. Unfortunately it appears that time is not a luxury the kid has left. Lowber fills the vacated spot left by Hagan who was not replaced by anyone.
The moves are not likely to be the last as both coach Tony Sparano and General Manager Jeff Ireland continue to “turn over every rock” in an effort to improve this team.