The NFL deadline for every team to have their roster at 53-players is tonight at 9pm Eastern. The Miami Dolphins have started the blood shedding this morning. We will keep up with all the roster moves as best we can, trying to track the changes to the Dolphins' roster as they happen.
The Dolphins have to release 21 players today, going from 74 players down to 53. They traded backup center Ryan Cook to the Dallas Cowboys late last night, clearing one roster spot. The team got a seventh round draft pick in return.
This morning, the team has released wide receivers B.J. Cunningham, Clyde Gates, and Roberto Wallace. They have also released defensive ends Jamaal Westerman and Ryan Baker, linebackers Cameron Collns and Gary Guyton, and cornerback Vincent Agnew.
The name that has surpised me the most so far was Guyton. He had served as the primary backup for Karlos Dansby this preseason, starting the last two games while Dansby was out with an injury.
The Dolphins are also expected to be busy acquiring of players as well. They worked out three receivers and three cornerbacks yesterday, though no one was signed as of last night.
Source:— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) August 31, 2012
#Dolphins release CB Quinten Lawrence
[UPDATE 11:35am:] Ben Volin tweeting that Legedu Naanee, Jorvorskie Land, and Derrick Shelby have all made the 53-man roster. Also saying the Dolphins are keeping David Garrard "for the time being."
Dolphins cut fuller— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 31, 2012
Source says— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) August 31, 2012
#Dolphins cut rookie CB Kevyn Scott but want him back on the practice squad
Chandler Burden, Kevyn Scott both cut, according to Barry Jackson. They will certainly be adding a corner.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) August 31, 2012
Barry Jackson reports that Ray Feinga has been released.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) August 31, 2012
Another bottom of roster player gone. LB Shelly Lyons cut, according to Herald's Barry Jackson. Jackson doing great work today.— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) August 31, 2012
Dolphins released RT Lydon Murtha— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) August 31, 2012
Also released OT Will Barker, LB Shelly Lyons— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) August 31, 2012
WR Jeff Fuller and RB Steve Slaton are both at practice today. So is WR Chris Hogan— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) August 31, 2012