The Miami Dolphins cut 11 players to get their active roster down to 77. Here are some thoughts on Miami’s roster moves:
Most significant move: In a bit of a surprise, Miami released backup tight end Gerrell Robinson. He missed some of training camp due to injury but was coming on strong the past two weeks. Robinson caught a 56-yard touchdown pass in the second preseason game against the Carolina Panthers and was competing for the No. 3 tight end spot behind starter Jordan Cameron and backup Dion Sims. Robinson has some talent and may get another shot elsewhere.
A center is cut, too: I was a little surprised veteran center J.D. Walton didn’t make the first cut. Walton was competing with Sam Brenner for the backup center spot behind Pro Bowler Mike Pouncey. Brenner won the competition. But with Saturday’s knee injury to Pouncey, you would think Miami would want to keep Walton at least through the final preseason game. Cutting Walton is a sign that Pouncey’s injury is minor. Pouncey said Saturday night that he’s fine and doesn’t expect to miss any games.
What’s next: The Dolphins still have two roster moves to make in order to get down to the NFL-mandated 75 active players by Tuesday.
Dolphins’ cuts: TE Gerrell Robinson, C J.D. Walton, DT Calvin Barnett, G Bryant Browning, WR LaRon Byrd, WR Kevin Cone, DE Ray Drew, WR Tyler McDonald, DE Kendall Montgomery, CB Sammy Seamster, S Phillip Thomas.