The Miami Dolphins made 22 roster cuts on Saturday to get down to the NFL-mandated 53-man roster.
There may be a few changes over next couple of days. But here are some thoughts on Miami's current roster:
There is no surprise Miami kept two quarterbacks. This is the third straight season that has been the case under Dolphins coach Joe Philbin. Miami starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been an ironman with 48 consecutive starts and Matt Moore is a reliable backup. Josh Freeman and McLeod Bethel-Thompson didn’t show enough to warrant keeping another quarterback.
A few days ago, I wrote about the tough decisions the Dolphins had to make at cornerback. Miami had a lot of young players at the position, and it turns out the team decided to keep most of them. The Dolphins currently have seven cornerbacks, including Will Davis, veteran Zack Bowman and rookies Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett. That may not last. Reportedly Davis has been on the trading block since last week.
The Dolphins cut several rookies that I envision they would like to retain on the practice squad. Among them are safety Cedric Thompson, a fifth-round pick, and undrafted rookie linebackers Mike Hull and Jeff Luc. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson also is a possibility on the practice squad.