On the bottom of today’s cuts there were no surprises. At the top of today’s cuts there were two. The Dolphins opted to not continue with free agent guard Lance Louis who’s attempt to come back from an Achilles injury has fallen short.
Louis was due a guaranteed 1.6 million dollar contract had he been on the roster come week one of the regular season. The Dolphins will save that money now as Louis never made a significant push even with John Jerry spending much of the training season injured and back-up Josh Samuda struggling.
The other top end cut, Jovorskie Lane, may surprise some but the Dolphins seem more likely to proceed this season with no full time full-back.
Lane appeared in all 16 of Miami’s games last year but failed to make a huge impression when the games mattered. This year the Dolphins have preferred to go with more of an H-Back style and that has left Lane out of the picture. In another four days the team will need to be at their final 53 man roster.
The rest of the cuts are highlighted by 2nd year WR Jeff Fuller who had lost ground on Chad Bumphis, Marvin McNutt, and Brian Tyms. Rounding out the rest of the cuts,linebacker Michael Clay, DE Emeka Onyenekwu, WR’s Julius Pruitt and Andrell Smith, and two more LB’s, Nathan Williams and David Hinds