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Dolphins promote Jalen Davis, waive Dee Delaney

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The Miami Dolphins announced the promotion of cornerback Jalen Davis from the practice squad. Davis joined the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State back in May. He has spent the season on the practice squad after four seasons in college, where he played in 49 games with 11 interceptions, 48 passes defensed, and was a first team All-American and first team All-Mountain West selection as a senior.

To make roster space for Davis, the Dolphins waived cornerback Dee Delaney. The Dolphins claimed Delaney off waivers on Tuesday after the Jacksonville Jaguars looked to move him back to their practice squad. Delaney, an undrafted free agent for the Jaguars out of the University of Miami and the Citadel back in May, played two games with Jacksonville, primarily working on special teams. He has bounced off-and-on the Jaguars practice squad throughout the season. As a graduate transfer in 2017, Delaney played in 10 games at the University of Miami.

The Dolphins are looking for cornerback depth after starter Xavien Howard was ruled out for this Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Davis likely provides the team with special teams support as well as being a player with familiarity with the defense if needed, while Delaney has only had a couple of days to prepare for his role with Miami. The Dolphins could look to sign Delaney, if he passes through waivers unclaimed, to their practice squad.