Dolphins officially announce cuts, release final 53 man roster...for now

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, 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?

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.