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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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Never heard of her.

Sally was a friend of mine... LOL

But I do remember the Grateful Dead. As a matter of fact, this friend of mine that completely freaked out...said...heard.....well.

....Well it turns out Sally had a room mate

And Sally's room mate had a gun

Well he look like he might've played football

Hey, sure glad he couldn't run

Las time I saw Sally,

Well there wasn't any time for goodbyes

But I know that I'll remember

Oh Sally was a friend of mine

So what was the whole Taylor thing about oscar? Not that I care, I just didn't like the way he was going on about it and when he got condescending is when I came in...Don't mess with my buddy oscar Bleed

DyingBreeds football smarts....NFL coaches facing Miami are probably instructing their punters to punt for height, not distance, because they fear the return ability, LOL, of Livas so much they are willing to give up 10 yards of field position on every punt. This was his reasoning for the dolphins keeping him. They will give us ten yards of field position on every punt. This is the same guy who calls others idiots for suggesting Chester Taylor.LOL, LOL

(Holding up lit Bic lighter) Yeaaaahhhh!!!

Who the hell is Taylor, Jax?

That whole Chester Taylor thing bleed was going on about, hell he's not a bad choice really.

Sure Thing knows what I'm talking about, right thing?

Chester Taylor!

Played for the Vikes until AD's second season.

Went to Chicago and then got cut today.

Still don't understand how or why the Vikes let him get away. I thought AD and Taylor complimented each other perfectly.

Intellectuals don't necessarily have to be nerds. Perhaps a little known fact is that Einstein was a big, corpulent, very much alive guy. They just bothered him too much.

He started calling everybody here 'idiots' and then read his last post near the end of page four, and read my first post on page five. We didn't hear from him after that. I thought he was trying to pick a fight with you.

Man, that whole Taylor thing blew right by me. I have many things to do.

No problem, I just hate pompous condescending stuffed shirts, so its on the house.

Wasn't Einstein an Idiot Savant?

I like Idiot Savants. You want to have a good time, get toasted with an Idiot Savant.

You haven't lived until you've tripped Balls with Rain Man!

I'm not proud of EVERYTHING I've ever done, but I sure had a Good Time doing it!

Chester still has a tiger in his tank.

"Why do you guys think youre better talent evaluators than the coaches who see them perform everyday and know exactly what they are looking for from these players based on the system implemented?

Posted by: DyingBreed | September 03, 2011 at 10:12 PM

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Uh, yes, the same 'talent evaluators that invited 30 un-drafted free agents, NONE of whom made the team.
'Breed, you come in here flailing away at people like you're important.
Well, in insignificant people who hat to toot their own horn constantly.

Those times, when your NOT a jerk you actually (LOL) show (LOL, IMO) insight.
I know you think it's a victory on your part when someone like me is baited into responding to your pomposity (LOL), but truth is, we all tolerate you because someone has to.

We gotta have a liitle white lightning sometime, valhalla boss.

Well, what I meant to say, 'breed, is people who have to too their own horn constantly have obvious shortcomings.

I wish Armando would let me tell my Stories but....

Sounds like that old joke about the homosexual contortionist who blew his own horn.

It is a known fact that mentally retarded People are sexually preoccupied.

Try it anyway oscar, its just us here lol

Then we'll get odin to tell some of HIS stories!

Whut u mean Oscar.

Am not.

Me Mart, HA-HA, U toopid.

Ah Ha Ha........................HA!

Giggle..............

I stopped reading his posts after about the third time I tried to engage him in conversation, and he wouldn't respond. I didn't know he was acting like that, IMA, but we'll keep our eyes open.

What do we expect from armando's favorite, anyway?

Oww-eeee it still hurts.

Well, let's see. I had this girl who was 16 at the time I was 18 and, at nights, she used to take down the screen in her bedroom window, I would go in, and I had to clamp her mouth with my hand. Never got caught. Yes, Armando?

Give that boy a clampoon

Armando didn't like my "Andy and the River Rats".

oscar,

I think its ok to go underage if you're 18. Its just when you're old is when people frown on it lol

I missed "Andy" do it again?

We never thought about that stuff at the time, Jax.

Darned right, a stiff...upper lip has no conscience.

And when I saw the Sac hanging I said, Forgetit, this is not for me.(it can be elaborated on).

Wait, what?

Story time, Alright!

How about the time I spent a whole summer living in Atlantic City?

It was awesome. I had a nice little place down by the boardwalk. Well, actually it was UNDER the boardwalk.

It was Killer. Every morning I'd awake to unsuspecting binki clad hotties and a boardwalk full of victi..........I mean tourists.

Yeah, after a hard days.........ah........work(ahem).......it was just a short jaunt up to Harlem for "supplies".

Yes indeed, that sure was some summer. I've always wanted to go back to Atlantic City.

But then again, My Probation Officer always wanted me to come back too.

Anyways...........AwwwwwwwwRiiiiight MIAMI!!!!

See? odin has the nicest stories lol!


oscar,

I think its ok to go underage if you're 18. Its just when you're old is when people frown on it lol

Posted by: JaxDolphin | September 04, 2011 at 02:18 AM


Giggity-Giggity!

What's weird is while you're doing your first wife, your (soon-to-be) second wife (firsts' best friend, btw) joins in. Ahhh youth.

All these are true Stories of the streets of Miami during our first years here.

Jax,

You just can't make up this kind of stuff ;)

They were on the swim team together, they had really big...shoulders.

Like Tom Cruise said in 'Risky Business': Who was I to say no?

OH!

Sorry Jax!

The answer we were looking for was:

Floatation Devices.

This not from me but from a friend. After resting for a while both chick's hand united in his di-k at the same time. They were surprised, then laughed.

Sparks flew, oscar!

Fidonic Copulation, just like the FO LOL

Odin,

Darn right! Those girls weren't going to sink, that's for damn sure.

I'm sure you guys got similar Stories you are just not old enough to tell them.

OMG that's too fking funny.

If we all used that...message delivered?

Wow!

Muck with us? Shhheeeeeeeeeeeiiiit.

Just remember: even paranoids have enemies! ROTFLMFAO

Who said that-LOL?

They don't call 'em the "I maim snihplod" for nothing. I got bit by a snihplod once, almost got maimed.

Did you hear something-LOL?

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