Dolphins roster cuts: 24 players on the bubble

Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins tackle Jeff Adams (60) during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 24-17. - Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have to get from 84 players down to 75 by 4pm ET tomorrow. Who is in the danger zone of those cuts?

The Miami Dolphins currently have 84 players on their roster, but have to be at 75 by 4pm ET tomorrow. Who is in danger of being released between now and that cut? We take a look.

Safe:

  1. Chad Bumphis, WR
  2. Nolan Carroll, CB
  3. Tyson Clabo, OT
  4. Charles Clay, FB/TE
  5. Chris Clemons, S
  6. Keenan Davis, WR
  7. Will Davis, CB
  8. John Denney, LS
  9. Pat Devlin, QB
  10. Michael Egnew, TE
  11. Dannell Ellerbe, LB
  12. Brandon Fields, P
  13. A.J. Francis, DT
  14. Jonathan Freeny, LB
  15. Nate Garner, G
  16. Brandon Gibson, WR
  17. Mike Gillislee, RB
  18. Brent Grimes, CB
  19. Brian Hartline, WR
  20. Richie Incognito, G
  21. Jelani Jenkins, LB
  22. John Jerry, G
  23. Don Jones, S
  24. Reshad Jones, S
  25. Dion Jordan, DE
  26. Josh Kaddu, LB
  27. Lance Louis, G
  28. Jonathan Martin, OT
  29. Rishard Matthews, WR
  30. Kelcie McCray, S
  31. Lamar Miller, RB
  32. Koa Misi, LB
  33. Matt Moore, QB
  34. Jared Odrick, DT
  35. Dimitri Patterson, CB
  36. Mike Pouncey, C
  37. De'Andre Presley, CB
  38. Kheeston Randall, DT
  39. Lee Robinson, LB
  40. Evan Rodriguez, FB
  41. Josh Samuda, C
  42. Derrick Shelby, DE
  43. Dion Sims, TE
  44. Paul Soliai, DT
  45. Austin Spitler, LB
  46. Randy Starks, DT
  47. Caleb Sturgis, K
  48. Ryan Tannehill, QB
  49. Jamar Taylor, CB
  50. Marcus Thigpen, RB
  51. Dallas Thomas, G/OT
  52. Daniel Thomas, RB
  53. Jason Trusnik, LB
  54. Brian Tyms, WR
  55. Olivier Vernon, DE
  56. Cameron Wake, DE
  57. Mike Wallace, WR
  58. Philip Wheeler, LB
  59. Jimmy Wilson, S
  60. Will Yeatman, OT

Bubble

  1. Jeff Adams, OT
  2. Antwan Applewhite, DE
  3. Chris Barker, G
  4. Sam Brenner, C
  5. Michael Clay, LB
  6. Aaron Corp, QB
  7. Jeff Fuller, WR
  8. Jonas Gray, RB
  9. David Hinds, LB
  10. Keelan Johnson, S
  11. Jordan Kovacs, S
  12. Jorvorskie Lane, FB
  13. Vaughn Martin, DL
  14. Andrew McDonald, OT
  15. Marvin McNutt, WR
  16. Kyle Miller, TE
  17. Tristan Okpalaugo, DE
  18. Emeka Onyenekwu, DE
  19. Julian Posey, CB
  20. Julius Pruitt, WR
  21. Tracy Robertson, DT
  22. Andrell Smith, WR
  23. R.J. Stanford, CB
  24. Nathan Williams

Prediction:

There are a few players who I consider safe, even though I do not see them making the 53 man roster (obviously, since I am considering 60 players safe). Players like Josh Kaddu and Lee Robinson are clearly bubble players for the 53-man roster, but, the coaching staff likely will want to see them past Tuesday. That's why some of those players are still on the "safe" list.

As for the bubble players, there are a few that are probably more safe than others, like Tristan Okpalaugo, but, on a numbers game, the team cannot keep all the talented players they have. Some players who we would like to see stay are probably going to be cut, either at this cut or at the next one.

The Dolphins have to release nine players in order to get to the NFL's roster limit. Based on my bubble players, I see them releasing:

  1. Jeff Adams
  2. Antwan Applewhite
  3. Chris Barker
  4. Aaron Corp
  5. Keelan Johnson
  6. Emeka Onyenekwu
  7. Tracy Robertson
  8. Andrell Smith
  9. Nathan Williams

What do you think? Who will be this round of cuts? Let us know in the comments below.

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