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Miami Dolphins Make Practice Squad Moves, Signal 53-man Roster Changes?

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The Miami Dolphins have reportedly brought defensive tackle Chas Alecxih back to the practice squad after waiving him in the preseason.
The Miami Dolphins have reportedly brought defensive tackle Chas Alecxih back to the practice squad after waiving him in the preseason.

The Miami Dolphins have signed wide receiver Brian Tyms to the team's practice squad, according to reports. Tyms tried out with the Dolphins two weeks ago, and played college football at Florida A&M in Tallahassee. He spent most of the preseason with the San Francisco 49ers.

Miami had an open position on their practice squad after signing linebacker Jonathan Freeny to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

The Dolphins also reached an injury settlement with defensive end Jarrell Root, waiving him from the team's injured reserve list.

The team also appears to have brought back defensive tackle Chas Alecxih as well. Alecxih was among the first round of roster cuts by the Dolphins this preseason, but was told by General Manager Jeff Ireland, as was seen on the team's run on HBO's Hard Knocks, that the practice squad could be in his future. Earlier today, Alecxih tweeted:

When asked by fans if he was practice squad bound, Alecxih confirmed that was the plan.

The Dolphins would have to make another move to free up a space on the practice squad. Speculation is the team could be looking to sign either wide receiver Chris Hogan or Jeff Fuller to the 53-man roster, and it could mean "trouble" for Legedu Naanee. Naanee has had trouble holding on to the ball this year, both in preseason and in yesterday's game, giving up on one pass allowing an interception.

The only move confirmed by the NFL thus far is the waiving of Root. The moves should become official some time Tuesday.

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