The Patriots liked Will Yeatman. They considered keeping him on the 53-man roster but ultimately cut him with the idea of signing him to the practice squad.
The Dolphins are expected to sign him to their 53-man roster instead.
This obviously adds TE depth. It makes Jeron Mastrud's status uncertain. If Mastrud stays, someone else will have to go. But this addition probably doesn't do a whole lot for Miami's passing game.
Yeatman reminds more of Joey Haynos than Jason Witten. He's 6-6 and 270 pounds and ran a 5.14 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He is a big blocking tight end. His blocking is what made the Patriots like him so much.
He's also a lacrosse player, which may have little to do with his football skills, but I'm throwing that in here just for giggles.
The club also is composing its practice squad. Cornerback Vincent Agnew is expected to be on the practice squad. Offensive tackle D.J. Jones is also expected to get a practice squad nod today.
[Update: Sure enough, Agnew is on the squad as is Jones. The other five practice squad additions today are QB Pat Devlin, RB Nic Grigsby, OL Garrett Chisolm, TE Brett Brackett, and WR Julius Pruitt. The Dolphins must seriously love Chisolm's potential. He was injured the entire training camp and did not practice once.]
Practice squad players make $5,700 per week for each week they're on the squad during the season. They don't get paid when the season is over. They are eligible to be signed onto another team's 53-man roster.