The Miami Dolphins have put in their waiver claims and are adding players to the practice squad today as teams gear up towards the start of the regular season.
Miami pared down their roster on Saturday to the league mandated 53 player limit but they can add ten players today to the practice squad. The first player announced by the media is wide-receiver Drew Morgan.
Morgan had a great off-season in Miami but he slipped a bit during pre-season. Showing a lot of potential and upside, the Dolphins were hoping to get him back into the mix. Teams had until 12:00 noon today to place waiver claims and they were awarded two, let me yawn, players from the recently released.
The most notable of the two was Cody Parkey who was released by the Browns. He is a kicker. Miami has a kicker. He is inconsistent. So is Parkey. So the question is…why? Hard to say exactly because we do not know who Miami cut to make room for Parkey who couldn’t make it on one of the worst teams in the NFL.
Speaking of worst teams in the NFL the Dolphins lose the opportunity to keep Demore’ea Stringfellow who was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets. Miami had hoped to bring him back to the practice squad. In New York, a receiver needy team, he may actually have a shot to start. I say that only half kidding.
Another yawner is the new linebacker Miami brought in off waivers. Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Justin March-Lillard. The linebacker played in five games last year for the Chiefs and the Dolphins will kick the tires a bit but it’s hard to say if he will stick around long.
Miami did lose the rights to CB Lafayette Pitts who was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars.
It’s also being reported that the Bills claimed Deon Lacey off waivers. This is, so far, the third Miami Dolphins player claimed off waivers. It’s a good indication of the talent level Miami had in camp.
The Dolphins have not yet announced what two players were cut to bring in Parkey and March-Lillard.