« A breakdown on Miami's broken special teams | Main | The moves as Dolphins roster heads to 53 »

Holliday traveling to Denver; 2 CBs sent packing

Former Dolphins defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday, unsigned since the Dolphins cut him this offseason, may not be unemployed very much longer.

Holliday is tonight traveling to Denver to visit the Broncos about signing and becoming part of that team's 53-man roster, according to an AFC West personnel source.

Holliday has visited the Broncos once already, that during the offseason. It is believed if the Broncos deem Holliday in good shape and health, they may offer him a contract. That team cut two defensive linemen -- Matthias Askew and Carlton Powell -- earlier Friday.

The Broncos, under first year head coach Josh McDaniels have already added former Dolphins cornerback Andre' Goodman and former Dolphins safety Renaldo Hill to their defense.

The Dolphins, meanwhile, might miss Holliday this season.

The Dolphins cut Holliday understanding it would be a loss of valuable locker room leadership. But the club expected not to lose much on the field, believing second-year end Phillip Merling ready to ascend to the starting job.

But Merling, who played behind Holliday in 2008, was unable to make the climb to the starting right defensive end job this preseason despite being handed the job at the opening of training camp. Randy Starks eventually won the job while Merling continues to play a reserve role.

Last season, Holliday played ahead of both Starks and Merling.

The Dolphins also are moving on this evening as they trim their roster to 53 players. They have released cornerbacks Joey Thomas and Will Billingsley.