The Miami Dolphins knew going into the off-season that replacing Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown was going to be a priority. They drafted Daniel Thomas in round 2 of the April draft and then signed Reggie Bush after making a trade with New Orleans. They entered camp with Lex Hilliard and Kory Sheets on the roster as well. Both of the latter runners said they had every intention on winning the starting RB job for the Dolphins.
That won’t be Kory Sheets as it is being reported that Sheets was released by the Dolphins today.
The same report states that the Dolphins are working out former Washington Redskins runner Clinton Portis. Portis is 29 years old and it’s questionable whether he still has enough gas in the tank after years of wear and tear on his body. However, it was only a few weeks ago that Jeff Ireland kicked the Tiki Barber acorn. It’s apparent that the Dolphins are not completely satisfied with their current stable of running backs.
In addition to the running back carousel, a rumor is being floated that the Dolphins are shopping DE Phillip Merling for what could be a TE. This was reported on our forums as coming from Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel.
With the third pre-season game approaching, changes would make sense this week if they were going to occur. More changes will likely be made after teams cut down to their final 53. Stay tuned!