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Dolphins roster moves and what they mean

The Dolphins have announced the roster moves which got them to the mandated 53 man roster:

WAIVED: CB Vincent Agnew, TE Brett Brackett, WR Patrick Carter, G Garrett Chisolm, QB Pat Devlin, TE Dedrick Epps, LB Jonathan Freeny, RB Nic Grigsby, T D.J. Jones, T Matt Kopa, WR Phillip Livas, WR John Matthews, CB Nate Ness, LB David Nixon, QB Kevin O’ Connell, WR Julius Pruitt, S Mark Restelli, LB Robert Rose, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Quinton Spears.

CONTRACTS TERMINATED: S Gerald Alexander, CB Will Allen, NT Ronald Fields, RB Larry Johnson, FB Lousaka Polite,T Ray Willis.

PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE: T Lydon Murtha. A source tells me Murtha suffered a torn ligament in a toe.

WHAT IT MEANS: The Dolphins are at 53 players and some that made it today might not be on the team in a couple of days. The Dolphins are right now searching for a No. 3 QB -- which, by the way, may be a kid added to the practice squad. They have six WRs on the roster so that might be a position where movement yet happens. The club kept six DEs but only three RBs. All this raises questions and makes it clear this team is not complete.

The Dolphins kept Jeron Mastrud over Shuler. Also, John Jerry, a disappointment this camp, makes the team anyway. I suppose the draft pick investment in Jerry from a year ago -- a third rounder -- and the fact he's so young has saved him.

The Dolphins kept 10 linebackers -- five inside linebackers and five outside linebackers.

The Dolphins kept none of their undrafted rookie free agents.

It seems that rookie Frank Kearse beat out the veteran Fields for the backup NT job. That is not quite right, in my opinion. Fields is better than Kearse today. But the Dolphins can always move Randy Starks to NT if starter Paul Soliai is injured for any significant amount of time. So in fact, it seems Fields was not able to beat out Starks for the backup job. Kearse is a project but he's shown flashes and he's a fighter.

By the way, Chester Taylor was cut today by the Chicago Bears. Brandon Meriweather was cut by the New England Patriots. Because both have at least four seasons of experience, they become unrestricted free agents right away. They do not go on the waiver wire to be picked up by whichever team claims them. I hope the Dolphins are on the phone with somebody right now!

The biggest surprise of all this news has to be the cutting of Polite. Tony Sparano gushed about Polite and talked of how you couldn't find legit FBs in today's NFL anymore. He said Polite was one of those valuable guys and said how it would take a lot to convince him Polite had to go.

Well, he got convinced. I do know this, Polite was one of the top 53 on this team. He was a good locker room guy, also. Obviously, the Dolphins found reasons that overcame those assets. He was expensive in that he was going to cost $1.45 million against the cap. The Dolphins save $1.35 million by cutting him. This was the final year of his contract.

I suppose it is possible Polite is signed after the first week of the season at a discount and also without a guarantee for the entire year. But I also think other teams might show some interest in him.

Finally, I cannot stress enough that this does not end the moving and shaking of the Dolphins roster. This is mediocre team by most accounts. It has much work yet to do to be among the NFL's elite. I assume the front office is busy doing some of that work as we speak.

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I don't see any RB available out there to help us. Bush Thomas Lex Clay that is how it will be. Oline, don't know, maybe Ireland will dig something up or work a trade. Oline is the glaring need right now.

What, you don't want any more hits from me?

Maybe Columbo will get a flat and they'll put Nate in, at least.

Anyone want to see me spin like a top for a really long time. I can go for like 2:45 min. without stopping. I look like the Tazmanian Devil when I do it. Check it out on YouTube if you don't believe me. Just type "Idiot spins out of control" and you will see my video.

Yes, I'm sprinkling tacks in his driveway.

When I'm not shooting down the pompous.

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Hey Marc,

That's funny because I have a video up on YouTube as well. It's called "Fat Man Gazes at Sky as Big Men Assault". I know it looks like the same play over and over but it's not - my videographer captured these various clips over five years.

Alright, now listen UP! I'm tired of all this silly talk. Can we be serious for just a second PLEASE, THANK YOU?!?!

Now, Murtha's injury sounds pretty bad, how long you guys think he'll be out?

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I think IR means all year norseman.

Oh hell time to bail here come the pervo's

Sir Jax, the Brave. Defending us lowly idiots from the holier-than-thou pompous a s ses.

I thought you would know I was joking.

First off, It's Murtha. BIG JOKE right there.

Secondly, a TOE, are you kidding me, A TOE! ROTFLMAO.

Big Jake played with a separated shoulder in a sling! He played the WHOLE season with ONE arm.

A TOE...................are kidding me?!?!

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Yup, who knew a toe could sideline a big guy like that huh? Too bad it wasn't Columbo.

Is that ruined glossy Nat, Eddie or Matt?

@odinseye....Have you ever stubbed your little toe? I would of rather had my eyes poked out with a fork then stubbing my little toe.

(does Andy Rooney voice) You ever notice how Columbo rhymes with dumbo?

Columbo has only six toes total on both feet believe it or not.

You guys are on your own with the pervo's though.

And it's four and two not three and three.

Columbo needs a toe truck for his flat

You might as well have yo eyes poked out, you play like you blind any old way!

ouch

Jeron Mastrud Resume (Our 2nd TE)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Mastrud signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 27, 2010. He played in four preseason games with the Buccaneers before being waived on September 4, 2010, during final cuts.

New England Patriots - Mastrud was signed to the practice squad of the New England Patriots on September 6, 2010, but was released the next day, September 7, 2010.

Miami Dolphins - The Miami Dolphins signed Mastrud to their practice squad on September 8, 2010. He was promoted to the team's 53-man roster on September 21, 2010, making his NFL debut as a reserve in the Dolphins' Week 3 game against the New York Jets on September 26.

I'd hate for that Big Murtha to be coming after me...

On a serious note and as sad as it is to say, Murtha's injury will definitely be a blessing in disguise.

Who am I kidding, it's just a straight up blessing.

Anyway, whoever they go get now will definitely be an upgrade. There ain't no one out there worse than Murtha and Colombo!

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Well I guess I showed him.

One man's Garbage is another man's Treasure.

How about Shawn Murphy - I hear he got cut by another team. LOL.

What's he gonna do when Henne repeated hits Marshall for multiple TDs vs the patsies, go all apoplectic?

repeated-ly duh

Good one Flipper!

Shawn Murphy?

Dat sound familiar? He related to Charlie?

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What wrong Drying?

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CHARLIE MURPHY!!!!

Audie Murphy!!

I'm starting to worry about Hom-ie you guys. A tropical storm hit New Orleans and not a word out of him!

I think the Men In Black finally got him. I can just picture him on the water board.......aluminum foil helmet and all!

We've had a couple of good sessions on the blog this week odin.

oscar, you still out there?

The Mind Suck!!!

Obscure X-Files reference, sry

Jax,

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

When he comes back, you hit em high, I'll hit em............HIGHER!

LOL Teach 'em to muck with us huh?

'Goodtime Sally' was one of my favorites way back.

"Miami es muy grande y Ud. puede caer en un hueco y desconocer la direccion", Fidel Castro directed to me during one of our cyberfights.

Jeez I bet he lost.

Whud he say?

Whud he SAY?

Its kinda weird having the whole place just to ourselves, hey lets wrap Armando's house! Well, figuratively.

I grew to hate Sally with a passion.

Looking back now though, not too bad!

I think he said: Fidel, your father has hemorrhoids. Or something like that. WTF? IDK!!

Goodtime Sally? You must mean Mustang Sally, Jax.

No, its a Rare Earth tune from the early seventies. It wasn't huge, but it rocked. "Sally was a friend of mine..."

He means Good Time Sally Oscar.

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You see? You can't get that kind of culinary advice on just any blog.

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