We are currently making our way through the Miami Dolphins' 90-man offseason roster, breaking down last season for each player, as well as what could happen this year. Today, we continue today with a look at defensive tackle Tracy Robertson.
Previous Roster Breakdowns: Chad Bumphis Marcus Thigpen Aaron Corp Jelani Jenkins Jonathan Martin Tristan Okpalaugo Reshad Jones Jeff Adams John Denney Philip Wheeler Cameron Wake Marvin McNutt Dallas Thomas
After not being selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, Robertson was signed by the Houston Texans, but was released mid way through training camp. He then signed with the Detroit Lions, but was among the final roster cuts at the end of the preseason. He then signed with the New England Patriots squad in January and was released after the Draft this year.
The Dolphins signed him in June.
Why he could improve in 2013:
Robertson obviously has the talent and potential to keep teams interested in him, but not quite to the level that he can stick with the team - even with their practice squad. He's had a year outside of college football now, focusing purely on getting ready for another shot at making the league.
Why he could regress in 2013:
He's been out of football for almost a year (not counting his brief stint on the Patriots' practice squad). He has not stuck around any team that has shown interest in him, which does not bode well when he is playing a position with a lot of depth on the Dolphins' roster.
Odds he will make the 53-man roster:
At this point, Robertson is probably nothing more than a camp body. He most likely is not even a practice squad candidate. He could move up to that level with a strong performance in the preseason, but even that's an uphill battle.