The Miami Dolphins are becoming notorious for head chopping before they need to. Last Monday, the Phins axed the hopes and dreams of 8 players and this week they have added 4 more. By this rate, they should be at the 53 man roster limit at the end of next week. They currently sit at 66 rostered players. Barring any unforeseen trades or free agent signings they now only need to cut 13 players by the league mandated cut date.
Today they let go a few names that no one really thought would make the team. NT Louis Ellis, oh wait, I think I said he had a chance to make it…my first wrong answer outside the trade of Ndukwe and Alleman…but trades don’t count. They also released Connor Barth the kicker who really wasn’t in a competition with Dan Carpenter and FB Joe Kowalewski. The team also terminated the contract of WR Anthony Armstrong.
Armstrong is really not a surprise despite the fact that the media loved him in OTA’s. Once again proving that what happens without pads means nothing outside of the classroom. Armstrong had more than enough drops throughout training camp and made no impression during 3 pre-season games. His release does not leave the door open for any other WR. It does however make life a little easier on Brandon London.
London is hoping the Dolphins will keep 6 WR’s on the roster this year. If they do, he makes the team. If they don’t, there is no room left for him with the emergence of Brian Hartline.
With the deadline for the 53 man roster a little over a week away. Most NFL teams will have to pare down to 73 by close of business Tuesday. The Phins did that by close of business last Tuesday.