Miami Dolphins 53 man roster cut updates

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The Miami Dolphins are making their roster moves with information now rolling about the teams cuts ahead of today’s deadline.

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With news that Sam Young and Chimdi Chekwa have been released the Dolphins have now released DT Chris Jones.

Watch the update number in the title as new cuts are made public.

UPDATE 12: There is now 10 minutes left before teams must have their rosters at 53. The Dolphins have released LB James Burress and it’s being reported that Miami will at least for now carry FIVE running backs into the weekend including Isaiah Pead and Damien Williams.

UPDATE 11: While it’s gotten pretty quiet around Davie today, the New Orleans Saints have released DE Chris McCain. McCain was part of a trade three days ago this week that sent him to the Saints for an undisclosed “conditional” draft pick. That condition likely will not met, for the most obvious reason.

UPDATE 10: The Dolphins have chosen Brandon Doughty over Zac Dysert but that does not mean that Miami will keep Doughty as well. They will likely try and add Dysert to the practice squad.

UPDATE 9: There are 6 more cuts remaining after the Dolphins release Lafayette Pitts.

UPDATE 8: The winner of the fight for 3rd TE goes to Marquise Gray after the Dolphins released 7th round pick Thomas Duarte. Duarte will likely be a practice squad target and Gray will likley look over his shoulder this weekend for a waiver claim or vet pick-up.

UPDATE 7: Dolphins release Ulrick John. Earlier today we talked about the possibility of John staying on the team after Miami waived Sam Young. That was not to be the case. And to go with this 7th update, the Dolphins have 7 more cuts to make. 

UPDATE 6: Dolphins have released Jamil Douglas. Reports began to circulate via the rumor mill the last few days that Douglas was on the outs. It’s now apparently official ending another offensive line mid-round bust. Also releasing WR Rashawn Scott. 8 more cuts are expected.

UPDATE 5: Dolphins release Daniel Thomas for the 3rd time in his career. The move is not surprising and the Dolphins still need to decide on Damien Williams’ future as well. Dolphins also release DE Jordan Williams

UPDATE 4: Dolphins release CFL standout Cleon Lainge. 13 more players need released. 

UPDATE 3: Dolphins to release DT DeAndre Coleman. 

UPDATE 2:  Dolphins to cut Safety Shamiel Gary

UPDATE 1: Dolphins release Rashaan Melvin and TE Dominique Jones per the Miami Herald

Interesting observation from Adam Beasley on the first wave of cuts.