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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