The Miami Dolphins need to sell seats. They have 3,000 seats available for the Monday night opener against the New England Patriots and over 15,000 tickets available for the following weekend game against the Houston Texans (I will be filling one of those seats). The Dolphins have had a very slumping season of ticket sales dating back to the start of the lockout. Couple that with the last two years of unexciting play on the field, and fans are staying home.
The Dolphins currently have a 102 home game sell out streak. It won’t likely end with New England, but the Houston game is almost a given to be blacked out.
Only a short month ago, the Dolphins began to change their roster in an effort to make it more exciting. Reggie Bush was added to the offense and Brian Daboll‘s offensive system is far more open than that of Dan Henning, the former conservative OC. The Dolphins are banking on this team igniting fans back to the stadium.
In order to field the team, the Dolphins have to make some major roster cuts in the next 24 hours. The team currently has 77 players on the roster and must get to the league mandated 53 man roster by 5:00 PM tomorrow. Earlier today, the Dolphins made their first cuts. TE Dedrick Epps of “The U” was released this afternoon along with recently signed Safety Gerald Alexander and WR John Mathews.
Tomorrow is expected to be a busy day in the NFL so stick with us as we keep you updated with names not just from Miami but any surprises around the NFL.