The Miami Dolphins have made their cuts and are now at the league mandated 75. Surprises? Some.
Topping the list of waived players is wide receiver Armon Binns who was challenging for what many feel will be the sixth spot on the Dolphins unit. The release of Binns wasn’t the only WR casualty as Ryan Spadolo also received his pink slip.
With the news that Brady Quinn was released earlier, the Dolphins have worked their way down to 75. Cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive end Rakim Cox, defensive tackle Cory Grissom, also make up portions of the released players.
In another surprise the Dolphins released tight end Brett Brackett who actually looked good in all three of his pre-season games. He could be a target for the practice squad although I would have to assume that if that was the plan they would have held on to him until after the final cuts are made on Saturday.
Another surprise but one that in reality was expected, the team released center Tyler Larsen. Thin at the position, Larsen was expected to make an impact as an un-drafted free agent. He too could end up on the practice squad as well.
The release of those eight players were not enough to get the team to 75 but Miami opted to place tight end Arthur Lynch and defensive tackle A.J. Francis on injured reserve and those two moves were enough for Miami to meet their roster limit. The team will need to release another 22 players between now and Saturday afternoon.
The team also announced that they have placed Mike Gillislee on injured reserve thus ending his season. He will not be eligible to return. The race for the 4th running back spot comes down to Marcus Thigpen and Daniel Thomas. It looks as though Damian Williams will make the roster.