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Dolphins make roster moves on Tuesday adding Griffey, Lawrence, Hickey

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NCAA Football: Arizona at UCLA Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have announced several roster moves on Tuesday, adding three players while waiving three others. The Dolphins added wide receivers Trey Griffey and Rashad Lawrence along with offensive tackle Sean Hickey, according to the team’s release. The moves come as injuries have started to impact the roster, with the Dolphins needing to add depth as the preseason continues.

As Justin Hier wrote on The Phinsider last night, the addition of Griffey brings to Miami a player with a famous father - and one that probably makes a lot of us feel old. Griffey is the son of Ken Griffey, Jr., the Hall of Fame outfielder from the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox. Junior debuted in Major League Baseball in 1989, coming up with the nickname of “The Kid,” and now his son is a member of the Dolphins.

Trey comes to Miami after a stint with the Indianapolis Colts earlier in training camp. He was an undrafted free agent out of Arizona, where he caught 79 passes for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns.

Lawrence has bounced around between several teams since 2014, including the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was most recently with the New Orleans Saints, but he has never appeared in an NFL game. At Northwestern, he caught 96 passes for 1,165 yards with two touchdowns.

Hickey spent 2016 bouncing on and off the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad. He also has spent time with the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints since joining the league in 2015, but does not have an appearance in a game. He played started 39 straight games at Syracuse, 25 of which were as the team’s left tackle.

The Dolphins waived offensive tackle Kwayde Miller, waived/injured wide receiver Francis Owusu, and waived/injury settlement wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp to make the roster space for the new additions. Owusu will revert to the Dolphins’ injured reserve list if he is not claimed off waivers by another team.