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Dolphins sign Brett Brackett amid injuries to tight ends

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The Miami Dolphins have re-signed tight end Brett Brackett, just days after waiving him.

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Four days after releasing tight end Brett Brackett just three days after signing him, the Miami Dolphins today re-signed Brackett and waived wide receiver Stephen Williams.  (Which, by the way, proves that the depth chart the Dolphins released just a couple of hours ago is absolutely a fluid document - Williams was listed as the team's third receiver behind Brian Hartline.)

Bringing back Brackett makes sense for the Dolphins right now, as they deal with various injuries to Charles Clay, Michael Egnew, and Harold Hoskins.  Miami has their first preseason game on Friday, facing the Atlanta Falcons, so the extra tight end can help fill out the roster for the contest.

This is Brackett's third stint with Miami, having signed as an undrafted free agent with the South Florida franchise in 2011, as well as the three day stretch last week.  He's also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals, primarily in training camp or on practice squads.

Williams was an intriguing prospect at wide receiver, simply based on his 6-foot-5 frame.  He never distinguished himself in a deep position for the Dolphins this year, and has now been waived.

The Dolphins return to the practice field tomorrow, hoping to avoid the injury mess that was Monday's practice.