The Miami Dolphins still have finished their round one practice squad. I say that because by the time this article is written, it might change. No seriously. Jeff Ireland loves to tinker and play around with the bottom five of the roster. Tony Sparano does as well, so despite the fact that a player survives the bloody cuts on Saturday, there is still a chance that they won’t have a job for long. Case in point, Frank Kearse.
Kearse became the first and so far only 2011 draft pick not to make the final 53 man roster. The DT may be a candidate for the practice squad when he clears waivers. Which, as I stated above, means that while the PS is full now, it may change.
Kearse was released to make way for TE Will Yeatman. Yeatman a former star lacrosse player was highly regarded in New England. The Patriots hoped to get him signed to their practice squad.
The Dolphins also have camp TE Brett Brackett on the PS as well as CB Vincent Agnew. Rounding out the final five, QB Pat Devlin signed with the team yesterday, as did WR Julius Pruitt, RB Nicolas Grigsby, and two offensive lineman. DJ Jones and Garrett Chisolm. Chisolm, injured has yet to practice in training camp.
The Dolphins decided not to pursue two former offensive line Pro-Bowlers. Andre’ Gurode a PB center and Brian Waters a PB guard. Both found homes yesterday with the Balitmore Ravens and New England Patriots respectively. The team did however work out TE Dante’ Rosario formerly of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. Putting into question the future of TE Jeron Mastrud who made the final 53.
While the Dolphins may take a passive approach to signing vested veterans who’s contract would be guaranteed if signed prior to the first game of the season, the Dolphins do need to realize that their first opponent is a formidable one and that the New England game will have an impact on the division outcome in December. The team still has seven days to get a new player acclimated to their system.
The Dolphins will kick-off their 2011 season as the first game of a Monday night double header a week from today.