Last night, the Miami Dolphins established their 53-man roster. Today, with the waiver wire active, the 53-man roster is changing. We've had a live thread going all afternoon to track the roster transactions as they happen, but now it's time to take a look at the current state of the Dolphins' roster.
First thing to note is the 53-man roster is over 53-men right now. The Dolphins have claimed four players off of waivers, but only two roster cuts have been announced so far. In essence, the 53-man roster is currently at 55-players, with two still to be released.
Second, the team has not yet announced the eight-man practice squad. Two players who could have been placed on the "taxi" squad have been claimed off of waivers, with wide receiver B.J. Cunningham going to the Philadelphia Eagles while the New York Jets took defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui.
The current state of the 53 man roster is below, with additions marked with an asterisk, and cuts lined through,
Here is the 53-man roster as it stands right now:
Quarterback (4): Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, Pat Devlin, David Garrard
Running Back (4): Reggie Bush, Daniel Thomas, Lamar Miller, Marcus Thigpen,
Wide Receiver (6): Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, Legedu Naanee, Rishard Matthews, Marlon Moore, Anthony Armstrong *
Fullback (1): Jorvorskie Lane
Tight end (4): Anthony Fasano, Charles Clay, Michael Egnew, Jeron Mastrud
Tackle (3): Jake Long, Jonathan Martin, Will Yeatman
Guard (4): Richie Incognito, Artis Hicks, John Jerry, Nate Garner
Center (2): Mike Pouncey, Josh Samuda
TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYERS: 28
Defensive End (4): Jared Odrick, Derrick Shelby, Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon
Defensive Tackle (4): Paul Soliai, Randy Starks, Tony McDaniel. Kheeston Randall
Linebacker (6): Karlos Dansby, Koa Misi, Kevin Burnett, Jason Trusnik, Austin Spitler,
Josh Kaddu, Jonathan Freeny, Sammy Brown *
Cornerback (4): Sean Smith, Richard Marshall, Nolan Carroll, R.J. Stanford *
Safety (4): Chris Clemons, Reshad Jones, Jimmy Wilson,
Tyrone Culver, Troy Nolan *
TOTAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS: 22
Kicker (1): Dan Carpenter
Punter (1): Brandon Fields
Long Snapper (1): John Denney
TOTAL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS: 3
I will update this thread as more news comes in about the add and cuts the Dolphins make today.
[UPDATE 4:57PM:] - 1 cut remaining
Confirmed cuts: Slaton, Culver, Freeny.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 1, 2012
[UPDATE 5:58PM:] - The Dolphins are back at 53 men
Roster Moves | Dolphins have been awarded WR Anthony Armstrong, LB Sammy Brown, S Troy Nolan & CB RJ Stanford off waivers.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 1, 2012
The team has also released LBs Jonathan Freeny & Josh Kaddu as well as S Tyrone Culver & RB Steve Slaton.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 1, 2012