After all the speculating and debating, the Miami Dolphins officially announced their roster moves - trimming their roster to 53. You can see the full list of players released by the Dolphins right here at the official site. Some of the highlights we've already discussed at length today. They include Pat White, Patrick Turner, David Martin, and Donald Thomas. Camp darling Nate Ness was also waived. And all told, the Dolphins had to release 20 players to get down to the 53 man roster.
It's interesting to note, though, that in that article on MiamiDolphins.com, they mention how David Martin could be re-signed after week one to a non-guaranteed contract. As I said earlier today, Martin's veteran salary would have been guaranteed for the year if he was on the team for the first week of the regular season. So I have a feeling we might see Martin brought back after the game in Buffalo - if no other team signs him first.
So as it stands now - and remember that things could change as the Dolphins scour the waiver wire for guys they might want to bring down to Miami - this is what the 53 man roster looks like:
Quarterback (3) - Chad Henne, Chad Pennington, Tyler Thigpen
Running Back (5) - Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Patrick Cobbs, Lex Hilliard, Lousaka Polite
Wide Receiver (5) - Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Marlon Moore, Roberto Wallace
Tight End (2) - Anthony Fasano, John Nalbone
Offensive Line (9) - Jake Long, Vernon Carey, Jake Grove, Joe Berger, John Jerry, Richie Incognito, Cory Procter, Lydon Murtha, Pat McQuistan
Defensive Line (7) - Kendall Langford, Jared Odrick, Randy Starks, Paul Soliai, Marques Douglas, Tony McDaniel, Charles Grant
Inside Linebacker (4) - Karlos Dansby, Channing Crowder, Tim Dobbins, Micah Johnson
Outside Linebacker (5) - Cameron Wake, Koa Misi, Ike Alama-Francis, Charlie Anderson, Quentin Moses
Cornerback (6) - Vontae Davis, Sean Smith, Will Allen, Nolan Carroll, Benny Sapp, Jason Allen
Safety (4) - Yeremiah Bell, Chris Clemons, Tyrone Culver, Reshad Jones
Special Teams (3) - Dan Carpenter, Brandon Fields, John Denney
Some guys who might be prime practice squad candidates for the Dolphins (if they clear waivers in 48 hours) include Nate Ness, Jonathan Amaya, Julius Pruitt, Ryan Baker, and Austin Spitler.
So what is your reaction to this final (for now) roster?