"And This One Time…At Phins Camp…"


If you have ever played sports in High-School or College….or even professionally, there is always that one day you hate.  The final cut.  Today, the dreams of about 500 NFL “want to be’s” will end between now and 4. 

For the Miami Dolphins, that number is 17, according to the official team sites roster.

They have worked hard.  Endured yelling, screaming, fighting, the heat, the wind, and the rain…and after today, it will mean little.  For many through out the NFL it will simply be something to talk about back home, a bar story that starts with, “…and this one time, at Phins camp…”

There are some names that you would believe to be on the final 53, but,  we have learned one thing from this company of decision makers.  No one is safe in that middle group.  Not even if your a Bill Parcells guy.

So who are those middle guys that might be out of a job, who are the ones that will have one, and who will be looking for another team to join or praying they get stashed on the practice squad?  Here is my final look at this years cuts.  This time, no reasons are given.  We will find out today if what the real results are.  I predicted that John Beck would be traded today leaving only 2 QB’s on the roster.  I still think that is a possibility but it will come after other teams make their cuts and the team can see who is available.  For now, he will be listed on the final 53 as barring a trade he will not be cut today.

Likely To Be Cut:

Lex Hilliard, Ikechuku Ndukwe,  Mike Byrne, Pedro Sosa, Matt Mulligan, Sean Ryan, Reagan Mauia, Jayson Foster, Rod Wright, Lionel Dotson, Titus Brown, Maurice Fountain, Kelly Poppinga, Edmond Miles, Will Billingsley, Quentin Moses, Rob Ninkovich

Staying put: bold names are on the bubble and could be cut or be cut over the weekend for a free agent signing.

QB’s – Chad Penning10, Chad Henne, John Beck

RB’s –  Ricky Williams, Ronnie Brown, Jalen Parmale, Boomer Grigsby, Patrick Cobbs,

TE’s –  Anthony Fasano, David Martin, Justin Peele

Wr’s –  Ted Ginn,  Derek Hagan, Davone Bess, Ernest Wilford, Anthony Armstrong, Greg Camarillo,

OL –    Jake Long, Justin Smiley, Donald Thomas, Samson Satele, Vernon Carey, Trey Darilek, Darren Heerspink, Shawn Murphy, Matt Spanos – predicted to be on bubble

On Defense:

DL  –  Jason Ferguson, Vonnie Holiday, Kendall Langford, Phillip Merling, Randy Starks, Paul Soliai, Anthony Toribio

LB’s – Matt Roth, Akin Ayodele, Charlie Anderson, Joey Porter, Channing Crowder, Reggie Torbor, Junior Glymph – Predicted to be on bubble

Secondary – Yeremiah Bell, Will Allen, Jason Allen, Chris Crocker, Andre’ Goodman, Michael Lehan, Nathan Jones, Joey Thomas, Renaldo Hill,

Special Teams:  Dan Carpenter, Brandon Fields, John Denney,