The Miami Dolphins held their final day of rookie minicamp today. At the end of the day, the team made several roster moves, adding and releasing players. Here is a summary of all the moves they made.
The team started the day with 89 players on their 90 man, offseason roster. The 90th spot was taken when the team signed free agent offensive tackle Tyson Clabo.
Miami then waived two undrafted free agent signings, quarterback Clay Belton and linebacker Rob McCabe. The release of Belton should not really have been a surprise. He was likely brought in simply to give the team a quarterback during the rookie minicamp, and it was a long shot that he would make the team ahead of Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, or Pat Devlin.
Georgetown linebacker McCabe had posted two consecutive 100-tackle seasons as a junior and senior, including a Football Championship Series high of 159 tackles last year. He participated in the East-West Shrine Game and was one of the first phone calls made by the Dolphins following the draft. However, his goal of making the team seems to have ended after this weekend.
Filling one of those two roster spots is Florida Atlantic linebacker David Hinds, who was signed as a free agent today after impressing during a tryout over the weekend.
"The hard work, attitude and attention to detail David showed during the weekend rookie orientation paid off," Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland said of the move. "As a player invited to tryout, David approached the whole process, highlighted by his work ethic during practices and meetings, with the type of characteristics that we are looking to add to the Miami Dolphins."
This marks the second straight year the Dolphins have signed a player after a tryout during rookie minicamp. In 2012, the team added offensive tackle Andrew McDonald.