Wilford's contract was terminated Monday. The Dolphins also waived running back Anthony Kimble, nose tackle Joe Cohen and linebackers Orion Martin and Tearrius George. Receiver Chris Williams was waived injured.
Wilford, Miami's biggest free-agent bust since the Bill Parcells regime took over, moved from receiver to tight end this year. He caught a 33-yard touchdown pass against Jacksonville's reserves in the exhibition opener but had no catches in the second preseason game Saturday.
Wilford, 30, signed a four-year, $13 million contract last season with the Dolphins in a frenzy of moves at the start of free agency.
However, he never fit into the Dolphins offense. He played in only seven games and caught three passes for 25 yards.
He caught 141 passes during his first four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars before leaving for the Dolphins.
Information from ESPN.com's John Clayton and The Associated Press was used in this report.