Dolphins Make Switch At TE Release KR

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The Miami Dolphins are still not done turning over their roster. Today, the team released 2009 draft pick John Nalbone and signed Jeron Mastrud off the practice squad. Mastrud, a product of Kansas State, spent the pre-season on the Tampa roster before being released. He was added to the Dolphins practice squad on September 8th.

Mastrud showed solid pass catching skills at K. State but it’s difficult to judge the transition he will make at the NFL level, especially being signed to the 53 man roster. He caught 106 passes while at K. State and is the number 1 TE in that department. He is ranked 2 in TE receiving yards with over 1200.

Mastrud’s pre-combine H&W was 6’5 256.

In another odd move, the Dolphins also waived recently signed KR/PR specialist Clifton Smith. Smith a former member of the Tampa Buc’s as well was voted to the Pro-Bowl in his rookie season as a KR/PR’r.

The duties for returning kicks and punts will likely fall to the shoulders of Davone Bess and Patrick Cobbs. Unless the Dolphins work out a one week trade with San Fran for Jet killer Ted Ginn, Jr.

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  • beowulf

    Brian, PLEASE don’t even joke about bringing Ginn back! It took too long to cut him the first time! LOL

    This FO makes some very curious moves…

  • daddymack

    Good move on releasing Clifton Smith. He looked like he was stuck in concrete running the KRs. I mean when a guy catches the ball out before the end zone and continuously cannot make it back to the 20… what a waste. Bess will do a better job back there and deserves to keep those duties.