Time has run out…not just for the 24 players that the Miami Dolphins will have to cut today, but for me to do a position by position breakdown of who could be one of those 24 cuts. So instead, I will do one final prediction for the final 53 man roster. Some of these players may make the team today but will be released in the next few days as Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano turn over the bottom of the roster.
So here goes, after the jump!
QB - Chad Henne, Matt Moore, Pat Devlin – 3 players
Cut – Kevin O’connell
RB/FB - Reggie Bush, Daniel Thomas, Charles Clay, Larry Johnson, Lousaka Polite – 5 players
Cut – Lex Hilliard, Nicolas Grigsby. Hilliard is going to be a tough cut. Just not enough room. If Johnson gets cut, Hilliard makes the team.
TE – Anthony Fasano, Mickey Shuler – 2 players
Cut – Jeron Mastrud, Brett Brackens (practice squad player)
Center – Mike Pouncey, 1 player
Cut - Joe Berger – over one million for a back-up.
Guard – Rey Feinga (yes I think he makes the roster), Vernon Carey, Richie Incognito, John Jerry ( could be cut in a day or two depending on what’s available in free agent market) 3 players
Cut – Garrett Chisolm
Tackle – Marc Columbo (should be cut), Jake Long, Nate Garner, Ray Willis, Lydon Murtha – 5 players
Cut – Matt Kopa, DJ Jones
WR – Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline, Clyde Gates, Davone Bess, Marlon Moore, Roberto Wallace. I think they keep six. – 6 Players
Cut – Phillip Livas, Julius Pruitt, John Mathews and Patrick Carter have already been released.
Offensive players - 25
Special Teams: Dan Carpenter, Brandon Fields, John Denney (LS) – 3 players
Cornerbacks – Vontae’ Davis, Sean Smith, Will Allen, Benny Sapp, Jimmy Wilson, 5 players
Cut – Nolan Carroll, Nate Ness, Vincent Agnew
Safety – Reshad Jones, Chris Clemons, Yeremiah Bell, Tyrone Culver – 4 players
Cut – Mark Restelli
LB’s – Karlos Dansby, Kevin Burnett, AJ Edds, Cameron Wake, Koa Misi, Jason Taylor, Justin Trusnik, Allama-Francis, – 8 players
Cut – Austin Spitler, Jonathan Freeney, Quinton Spears, David Nixon, Marvin Mitchell
DE’s – Kendall Langford, Jared Odrick, Tony McDaniel, Ryan Baker – Randy Starks or Phillip Merling may get traded. I think Merling will. 5 players
Cut – Robert Rose, Merling traded
DT’s – Ronald Fields, Paul Soliai – 2 players
Cut – Frank Kearse
Defensive total – 25
Total Team – 53