The NFL mandated first roster cut is due by all 32 teams tomorrow, Tuesday, at close of business. The Miami Dolphins are prepared to make their first hard decision of the 2011 season as they pare down the roster to that mandated number.
O.k., the reality is that the Dolphins have 81 players on their roster and after signing free agent four year veteran Safety Gerald Alexander yesterday, they are at 81. Simply put, there is no drama in a title that says, “Dolphins need to cut one”. Unless of course you are that one.
Perhaps coach Sparano should call a team meeting and stand in front and say “Gentleman, I have to cut one of you. So rather than make that decision myself, which one of you wants to leave?” Of course he could also simply do that with just the offensive line present as well.
I wouldn’t scour the free agent wire Tuesday evening looking for gems, this should be a rather easy cut for most teams. Considering the large rosters due to the lockout, most of these players would have been cut prior to the start of training camp.