Miami Dolphins continue their roster purge releasing Will Holden

A Dolphins helmet sits in the Miami locker room - image by Brian Miller
A Dolphins helmet sits in the Miami locker room - image by Brian Miller /

The Miami Dolphins are getting a jump on the roster purge that will come at the end of the week, this time it was the offensive line that took a hit.

It has been announced that the Miami Dolphins have released offensive tackle Will Holden ahead of their fourth preseason finale.

Holden was claimed off waivers on July 22nd after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals. The former 2017 5th round draft pick was supposed to bring more competition to a weak offensive line but that wasn’t the case.

In three preseason games, Holden didn’t make a big impression on the coaching staff. Now he is looking for his third team in two months.

The Dolphins offensive line is the biggest question mark heading into the 2019 season. Four days into training camp, Brian Flores fired offensive line coach Patrick Flaherty and replaced him with Dave DeGuglielmo. Since the replacement, the Dolphins offensive line has continued to struggle.

Questions continue to be in need of answering from the right tackle position to the right guard position. Laremy Tunsil has a lock on the left side, unless he is traded which has been, so far, an unsubstantiated rumor, and Michael Dieter seems to have locked down the left guard spot.

At right tackle, the Dolphins are hoping that Jesse Davis will be able to hold it down but he is better suited for the guard position. Holden simply couldn’t get, well, hold, on a back-up job.

Miami currently has Daniel Kilgore, Kyle Fuller, and Chris Reed listed as center and center/guards. At guard, they have Tony Adams, Michael Dunn, and Shaq Calhoun. Calhoun seems to have the lead for the starting guard job. He has had an up and down preseason but the Dolphins have liked what they have seen and he has shown enough potential to likely make the roster.

Davis and Aaron Montiero are both listed as guard/tackles. At tackle, they still have Tunsil, Jayrd Jones-Smith, Isaiah Prince, and Zach Sterup. Jordan Mills is also still on the roster but there are thoughts floating around that he will not make the final roster cuts.