The Miami Dolphins have released cornerback Lafayette Pitts, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson tweets:
Dolphins cut cornerback Lafayette Pitts, per source, but requested he stay in town. So p-squad good possibility.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 3, 2016
Pitts signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent this year, coming to the team from Pitt. He was a four-year starter at Pitt, but never fully blossomed into a star caliber player with the Panthers. He recorded four interceptions, 152 tackles, and 25 pass defenses in his college career.
As Jackson noted, the Dolphins asking him to stay in the area probably does indicate Miami wanting to bring him back to the team as a practice squad player. Each team is authorized ten players on the “practice squad,” in addition to their normal roster, as developmental players.
The Dolphins currently have 58 players on the roster. They are reducing their roster size to the regular season 53-man limit, which begins to be enforced at 4pm ET today. The team will have another five roster moves to make before that time.