2010 NFL Cuts: Reports say Dolphins have cut Pat White, Patrick Turner & David Martin; others as well

Though we have nothing official from the team as of right now, there are reports trickling out that the Dolphins have indeed cut QB Pat White, WR Patrick Turner, and G Donald Thomas - as well as some others.

Here's what we know right now. Mike Berardino tweets that ESPN is reporting the Dolphins have cut Pat White. He's working to confirm that now. Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, though, is confirming White's release. Meanwhile, Berardino confirms that Patrick Turner - who, like White, was a 2009 draft pick - as well as Donald Thomas have been cut. He also reports that defensive lineman Lionel Dotson and offensive tackle Andrew Gardner have been given their release.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter do confirm the White story, too. Mort even goes on to say that this decisions was probably known for weeks. The cutting of Turner and Thomas is a bit more surprising. It probably means that Cory Procter will make the team along the offensive line while both Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace - two undrafted free agent receivers - will be receivers four and five on Miami's depth chart.

Outside linebacker Erik Walden has also been released. The National Football Post adds that rookie LB Austin Spitler has also been waived.

The Miami Herald reports that WR Julius Pruitt has been waived. But the team hopes he will clear waivers so they can re-sign him to their practice squad. Interesting to note that Jeff Darlington has been told that Roberto Wallace is actually head of Marlon Moore on the team's depth chart. I guess we'll know for sure when we see which - if any - are inactive on game day in Buffalo next weekend.

Darlington also tells us that J.D. Folsom and Ryan Baker have been cut. Baker, though, is a prime practice squad candidate. This all but confirms that Micah Johnson has made the team.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day is the release of TE David Martin. It was reported earlier in the day by WQAM and since confirmed by Martin's agent. Though I admit I'm surprised by this one, it might make some sense. The Dolphins can cut Martin and then re-sign him after week one, making his 2010 salary not guaranteed. This could also be a sign that the Dolphins like John Nalbone and want to hold him for another week before sneaking him through waivers and back onto their practice squad. Nalbone is now the only tight end on the roster behind Anthony Fasano. The Dolphins could have poached a tight end who has been released by another team. So keep an eye on this story to see how it unfolds. I don't think it's over just yet.

So far, here's a list of who has reportedly been cut by the Dolphins today:

Pat White, Patrick Turner, Julius Pruitt, David Martin Donald Thomas, Andrew Gardner, Andrew Hartline, Montavious Stanley, Lionel Dotson, Ryan Baker, Erik Walden, Austin Spitler, J.D. Folsom, Kevin Hobbs

[Note: This post will update throughout the day as info becomes available.]

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