It may not be a shocking, end-of-the-world type of surprise, but it is a surprise. The Miami Dolphins, as they make their way toward the 53-man regular season roster, have released backup center Sam Brenner.
Andrew Franks was told a couple of minutes ago that Sturgis has been released and he's the Dolphins' new kicker.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 5, 2015
Brenner has been with Miami since 2013 when he was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Utah. He has played guard and center for Miami, serving as Mike Pouncey's primary backup for much of that time. The Dolphins signed free agent Samson Satele last year to take over as the starting center when Pouncey was injured, leaving Brenner as the backup. He has four career starts, all as a rookie.
The team also released safety Cedric Thompson, who was on the roster bubble for most of the Preseason, showing flashes but never being able to consistently climb up the depth chart.
Dolphins have cut rookie fifth-round safety Cedric Thompson but want him on practice squad, per league source.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 5, 2015