Who’s in, who’s out? Dolphins make cuts for 53-man roster – The Denver Post


The Miami Dolphins got an early start on further trimming their roster on Tuesday after making 13 roster moves on Monday. The team has a 4 p.m. deadline to get down to a 53-man active roster.

Wide receivers Lynn Bowden and Preston Williams, outside linebackers Brennan Scarlett, Porter Gustin and Cameron Goode, offensive linemen Solomon Kindley and Kellen Diesch and safety Verone McKinley are among those already released or waived, according to various reports from ESPN, NFL Network and Pro Football Network.

Bowden, Scarlett, Gustin and McKinley were players on the roster cutoff line vying for the final few spots on the team. Williams has been on the team’s active roster the past three seasons but was the subject of trade rumors in camp.

Bowden is a 2020 third-round pick of the Las Vegas Raiders who was traded to the Dolphins ahead of his rookie season and flashed for 28 receptions and 211 yards late in the year. After spending 2021 on injured reserve, he was coming back with a strong preseason this year, scoring touchdowns in exhibitions against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles, but it wasn’t enough to make it in a deep wide receiver corps.

“Appreciate y’all Miami,” Bowden tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Williams, on the other hand, underwhelmed with his performance throughout camp and the preseason after going for 787 yards on 56 receptions and seven touchdowns over the past three seasons in Miami as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State. Multiple teams reached out about a possible trade for Williams, according to NFL Network.

Scarlett, Gustin and Goode all likely had their spots affected by Miami’s Monday signing of veteran Trey Flowers at the position. Scarlett was a member of the active roster last season but missed time during training camp with an undisclosed injury. Goode was a seventh-round draft pick of the team, and Gustin had a strong camp after spending time on the Cleveland Browns’ 53-man roster each of the past three seasons.

Kindley was a fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2020. He started 13 games as a rookie, but he first lost his starting role in 2021, when he only saw action in two games. Under coach Mike McDaniel, the Dolphins are shifting to a wide-zone blocking scheme that requires a level of athleticism from blockers that the 340-pound lineman didn’t possess. Diesch was an undrafted rookie out of Arizona State who received $140,000 guaranteed to secure he signed with the Dolphins after the draft.

McKinley was an undrafted rookie out of Oregon, where he was teammates with standout Dolphins second-year safety Jevon Holland. He showed flashes of his ball-hawking abilities on the back end during camp.

On Monday, veteran running back Sony Michel and wide receiver Mohamed Sanu headlined the Dolphins’ list of players cut. Also released were running backs Gerrid Doaks and ZaQuandre White, defensive backs Quincy Wilson and Elijah Hamilton, defensive linemen Owen Carney and Niles Scott and offensive linemen Adam Pankey and Blaise Andries. Linebacker Calvin Munson was placed on injured reserve, while outside linebacker Darius Hodge and defensive back D’Angelo Ross were waived with an injury settlement.

Players cut but not picked up by other teams for their active rosters can be kept on the Dolphins’ 16-player practice squad.



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