Phins Sign Rosario and Cook — Cut Berger and Edds

Straight from the NFL.com website, the Dolphins have signed tackle Ryan Cook and tight end Dante Rosario.  And, the Phins have cut linebacker A.J. Edds and center Joe Berger.

Yes, you read correctly — the Dolphins cut E.J. Edds.

Ryan Cook is a 28 years old tackle with 5 years of experience and cut by the Vikings — he can also play center and guard.  He is 6’6″ and 328 pounds out of the University of New Mexico.  After starting 16 games in 2007 and 14 games in 2008, he did not start any games in 2009 and only 7 games in 2010.  This signing is obviously one to address the problems associated Lydon Murtha, who was recently placed on IR.

Dante Rosario is a 26 year old tight end with 4 years of experience with the Panthers and cut by the Broncos.  He is 6’4″ and 250 pounds out of the University of Oregon.  In 2010, he started six games catching 32 passes for 264 yards and no TDs.  In 2009, he started eight games catching 26 passes for 313 yards and 2 TDs.  At the 2007 Combine, Rosario ran 4.78 seconds in the 40 yard dash — so, he is not a real speed burner.  The Phins now have 4 TEs (Fasano, Mastrud, Yeatman, and Rosario) plus Charles Clay on the 53 man roster with one additional TE (Brackett) on the practice squad.

It understandable that the Dolphins finally parted ways with Joe Berger.  The ex-Cowboy did not really live up to expectations given plenty of opportunity to do so last year.  However, cutting A.J. Edds is a real head scratcher.  Edds had 18 tackles in four preseason games leading the Phins in tackles in two of the four.  He seemed to be recovering well from his ACL injury during the 2010 training camp.

I just don’t understand the thinking behind this one.  Why keep Austin Spitler and Marvin Mitchell, but cut A.J. Edds?  Why bring in a TE and OT cut by other teams, while cutting a promising fourth round draft pick?  Why not cut Jeron Mastrud?  Exactly how many TEs do you need?  I can’t wait to hear the Sparano explanation for this one.

It should be noted that Edds could be signed to the practice squad, if he clears waivers.  But, I think he will likely be picked up by another team.  So, good luck A.J.  You’ll probably come back to haunt us!

What do you think?

Topics: A.J.Edds, Dante Rosario, Jeff Ireland, Jeron Mastrud, Joe Berger, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Ryan Cook, Tony Sparano, Will Yeatman

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  • fins4ever

    Very sad and disturbing news on the release of Edds. He had a great pre-season and had not had a chance to play in a single regular season game. Keeping Mitchell and Spitler over Edds is absurd and just another sign on how dysfunctional the FO and HC staffs are. Words cannot express my displeasure!

    Keeping Columbo and Jerry was bad enough, but this move defies logic!

  • Phinphanatic

    That really pisses me off. I can think of quite a few players that should have been cut. And some at the LB position as well.

    This is the problem with re-signing JT…he is taking a roster spot away from someone who might have been around in a few years.

  • Onole1

    Man I don’t get the Edds cut at all. The only thing I can think of is Burnett is a 3 down LB so Edds wasn’t as big of a need, but man, I don’t like it. Even if he is signed to the PS someone could pluck him.

  • Lespaul

    you get the feeling that he will end up in New York or Buffalo…probably kick our ass for years to come like Welker. This is a disturbing trend….keep old guys like JT and spend cash on other teams rejects. Its hard to guess what Sporano and the brainless brain trust have up their sleeve, but it seems like panic to me.

  • drumzan

    Doesn’t bother me. Tight End depth was clearly the top two biggest holes on the team (along with Free Safety). Picking up Yeatman and Rasario are great moves. Suddenly TE is a position with lots of potential. Rasario is a solid backup and Yeatman is an excellent blocking specialist. Plus there’s Clay as a 1/2 TE. They should help free up Fasano to do more in the passing game. Don’t forget we have Daboll as the OC…TE is a position of emphasis.

  • RandyCarlson

    ?!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AlainBoucicaut

    Yes, AJ Edds will come back to haunt you sooner than later. He just signed with the New England Patriots… Thanks and have a great day.