Yes, Igor Olshansky fills the need at DE. But what about the defensive back discussed in the last post?
Re-enter Nate Jones.
The Dolphins have signed Jones, who played on the team from 2008-2009, to fill that spot. Jones was cut by Denver earlier this season.
His addition is interesting because it speaks to the uncertainty the team has over the hamstring injury to cornerback Vontae Davis.
If Davis cannot play against Cleveland, the Dolphins will pick among Will Allen or Nolan Carroll as the starter. And then they'll decide whom to play at nickel between the Carroll-Allen non-starter and Jones.
To make room for all of today's predictable moves, the Dolphins cut both Larry Johnson and TE Dante Rosario.
So in summary: Add Nate Jones and Igor Olshansky. Delete Larry Johnson and Dante Rosario from your collective minds. All of the additions are patchwork meant to fill in holes. This isn't make-the-team-better stuff. This is more let's-not-let-the-team-get-worse stuff.
Onward to Wednesday's start of weekly preparations.