The Miami Dolphins waited until well after the deadline in 2016 to announce their final cuts even though they had been submitted to the league. This year they may be finished by noon tomorrow.
After releasing Matt Darr earlier, or rather letting him know that they would be, the Dolphins have made a couple of other moves this evening. Wide-reciever Mitch Matthews is expected to be released and now defensive tackle Nick Williams is on his way out as well.
Williams has been a player that the Dolphins have been trying to develop but he simply hasn’t progressed enough. Miami drafted Vincent Taylor and Davon Godchaux in this past April’s draft and both have shown quite a bit of promise. Miami doesn’t appear ready to give up on Jordan Phillips yet either.
In addition to Mitchell, Daar, and Williams, Miami also released Avery Young. The first offensive lineman to be let go.
The Dolphins do not officially announce their releases until later but players agent’s often release the news to the media in the hopes of letting other teams know of their clients availability. While the Dolphins moves are not unexpected, one surprise came not out of Miami but out of Cleveland.
The Brown have let quarterback Brock Osweiler go. The Browns traded for Osweiler during the off-season. The acquired the Texans 2nd round draft in 2018 for taking the quarterback and his $16 million salary. The Browns will eat that salary this year.
In AFC East news, the Dolphins will not face DT Sheldon Richardson this season. The Jets traded the disruptive on-field talent to the Seahawks for WR Jermain Kearse. The Jets are imploding before the season begins as they continue their massive roster purge.
The Dolphins will continue to inch their way to the final 53. Check back often tomorrow as we will keep you posted as the cuts are announced.