The first round of NFL roster cuts is upon us, with teams beginning to trim their rosters from 90-players down to the 75-man limit, with a deadline of 4pm ET tomorrow to complete all the cuts. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 480 players (assuming all 32 teams have 90 players, and that they only cut the required 15 players) will be visiting with coaches and front office personnel over the next two days, as they are told they are no longer members of their current franchises.
For the Miami Dolphins, the team currently has 87 players on their roster, having released tight end Michael Egnew, cornerback Jalil Brown (injured), and defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds last week. The Dolphins are also expected to sign kicker Jake Rogers, after injuries to both Caleb Sturgis and John Potter, giving the team 13 cuts still to make.
Miami takes the practice field at 12:45pm today, which traditionally means cuts are done prior to practice. The team could hold on to a player through the workout, trying to get one last look at them before releasing them later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. This round of cuts, however, typically consists of the camp bodies, and possibly a couple of veterans who will not make the 53-man roster when the regular season starts. Most of the hard decisions are saved for the second round of cuts, coming Saturday.
We will cover all of the Dolphins' cuts throughout the next couple of days. We are also running a StoryStream for the Dolphins roster moves, which will consolidate all of the roster cuts stories in one place. Check back on the site's main page, or in the StoryStream to keep up with the latest news.