Miami Dolphins claiming players off waivers?
By Brian Miller
Noon today is when players will find out if they have been claimed. For the Miami Dolphins it may not take that long. Two bits of information have begun to circulate via Twitter this morning and both players appear to be linebackers. Big linebackers.
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The first player of note is former Green Bay Packer practice squad player, Adrian Hubbard. Hubbard, who stands 6-6 was on the squad last year in Green Bay. He has a lot of upside and potential.
The 2nd player of early note comes via the Houston Texans, and for those of you who watched HBO’s Hard Knocks you will know him well. 6’7″ linebacker Lynden Trail.
Trail is a big linebacker who showed flashes throughout Texans training camp. He also got yelled at a lot. Trail was often lost at times but when he figured it out he was able to show off his abilities and potential.
While both players are for now just rumored the question as Barry Jackson points out is whether or not these players are practice squad guys or roster guys. If they end up being rostered players then the Dolphins would have to make cuts to put them on the team and that likely means linebackers losing their jobs.
Trail was one of the players the Dolphins had in for a pre-draft visit but it was the Texans who took him after he went un-drafted this past April.
"At the NFL scouting combine, Trail ran the 40-yard dash in 4.91 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times and had a 32 1/2 inch vertical leap. – Via the Houston Chronicle."
It’s was thought that Trail would be invited back to the Texans practice squad so it will be interesting where Miami is placing him if in fact the rumor is correct.