The Miami Dolphins have several decisions to make in the next few hours as the team looks to reduce their roster to the regular season 53-man limit the NFL proposes. Those cuts, are expected to include offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, according to a report:
Expecting OL Jamil Douglas to be let go by #Dolphins today— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 3, 2016
The move is not surprising, given Douglas has disappeared for most of the preseason and was surpassed by Anthony Steen as the backup center behind Mike Pouncey. Douglas was a fourth-round pick by the Dolphins in 2015. He began his career at guard, but became the team’s starting center after Pouncey was injured last year. Douglas played in all 16 games, starting six.
Releasing Douglas will account for about $265,00 in salary cap savings for Miami, while adding about $390,000 in dead money for this year.
Miami currently has 74 players on the roster. They have until 4pm ET today to complete the 21 cuts, including Douglas if this report is true, to reach 53. The team has not officially announced any moves as of yet.