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Dolphins add CB Stanford, FS Nolan, WR Armstrong, LB Brown

The Dolphins are making additions to their two positions of need today.

They successfully reeled in their first waiver wire claim in getting cornerback RJ Stanford, who was cut by Carolina. They also added free safety Troy Nolan off waivers from the Houston Texans.

They have also added wide receiver Anthony Armstrong although it is unclear if he comes on a waiver claim or as a free agent. The Dolphins had discussed trading for Armstrong Friday before those talks with Washington broke down and the Redskins cut the wide receiver.

[Update: Armstrong was claimed off waivers.]

[Update 2: The Dolphins also claimed linebacker Sammy Brown, who was cut by the St. Louis Rams Friday. Brown is going to have to contribute on special teams because he's not going to play a lot otherwise. The Rams were expecting to put him on their practice squad. Brown was a late-round pick. He came to the NFL with a reputation for taking plays off. I hope he's over that or he won't survive in the NFL.]

Stanford is a former seventh-round selection in Carolina from the 2010 draft. He is pretty much a developmental player although he's on the Miami 53-man roster. Stanford has 13 career tackles and one interception.

Obviously, Stanford is not expected to start. He's a fourth or fifth cornerback for Miami.

Nolan, 25, is in his third season. He's played 30 career games the past two seasons and has three interceptions. The addition of Nolan can allow the Dolphins to move Jimmy Wilson from safety to cornerback if the club wants. I expect that will happen.

That's something coach Joe Philbin discussed Friday.

“As you know, we still have some things we have to do and we want to obviously see what’s out there," Philbin said. "To say we’re leaning one way or the other would probably be premature, but certainly he’s played that position. Good common sense would tell you that would be an option.”

Obviously, the addition of three players to the roster means three have to go. It makes sense for the team to let go of Steve Slaton. There is a glut at running back and the team wanted to trade Slaton for Armstrong yesterday.

[Update: Slaton has been cut.]

Armstrong, by the way, returns to the Dolphins after two seasons with the Washington Redskins. He had a fine season in 2010, catching 44 passes for 871 yards (19.8 average) but he was injured much of last season and slumped to only seven catches.

He was cut by the Redskins because they upgraded their receiver corps with free agent additions and Armstrong was injured for parts of camp. It's unclear how  healthy Armstrong is right now. Armstrong was on the Dolphins practice squad in 2008 and was cut by Miami in August 2009 as the team trimmed the roster for the season.

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Wow! We got somebody with 3 ints. I hope the new guys don't curse or leave their shoes untied.

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OR
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TO BE.


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We ARE moving in the right direction, despite the knee-jerk reaction from a lot of the fans who think you can replace a team in one weekend.

Is the bottom part of our roster better? Yes...
How many picks do we have in the next draft? About 10...
Do we finally have a QB? Hopefully...
How's our Running Game? Should be pretty good...
Defense ok? Not bad...
Are we running out dated schemes on Offense & Defense? Not anymore...
Got an up-and-coming Coaching Staff? Could be...
A great owner & GM? Well...you can't have everything I guess...

So, bite the bullet, stay the course, and wait it out. Cause it is what it is and growing pains hurt...

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Alright now we are a playoff team. All you cool-aid drinking fans have fun with the worst QB,WR,CB, and S in the league. This F'n sucks.

Wal-Mart has a sale on for all Dolphins fans 50% off on Hemlock, the last report was that sales are going faster than season tickets. TIP get there early to avoid the long lines.

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PEOPLE keep throwing out ideas of what the phins need to do with players which is fine. Fact is IRELAND STILL IS THE GM. Everybody else knows what the phins need to do BUT HIM!!
As long as the phins have IDIOTS IN CHARGE nothing will get done. They have an owner WHO DOESN'T know ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL BIZ and PEOPLE.

I sense Coach Philbin has been in charge for the last week. Were not going to the Superbowl this season so lets give our coach half a chance. Lets see what he can do with these scrubs. This is what true rebuilding looks like. It just doesnt normally happen at the beginning of the season.

Are you kidding me??? Anthony Armstrong??? We had this guy a few years ago he wasn't good then, odds are he's not good now..Also he's been injured.. What the hell are we thinking..Really unbelievable..

Armando
Why do you think Chris Hogan 7-11 didn't make the team?
I thought he had a good camp.

Did you see something we didn't?

HEY FOLKS
IT’S NOT ABOUT THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Cowboys went 1 and 15 Troy Aikman/Jimmy Johnsons first year.
We are stock piling draft picks and developing the QB of our future.
Don’t expect much this year and you will be happy….. I promise.
7 and 9 would be a great year but don’t expect it.
Give Ireland a break it’s only his second draft with out The Tuna who took
the money and ran with Wayne Huizenga.
I am a huge fan
and just being realistic.

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Armstrong was cut because that moron Sparano thought Columbo was worthy. A great judge of talent, Tony. Look who he just got the Jets to sign. OUR castoffs.

I guess, trying to see it from the Fins FO angle, at this point, it's not how great the pickups are, as long as they're better than what they replaced.
If Naanee drops ONE pass in practice, he should IMMEDIATELY be shown the door.
We need to sign Cooley, or whatever competent TE is out there, cut Mastrud (apparently a good locker room guy, but so what?) and, if the club had the guts, Fasano. Actually, at this point Sparano could probably convince REX and the Jets GM to give us a 4th rounder for Fasano.
I'd take it in a MINUTE.

Looks like the Phins are close to signing Jabbar Gaffney, check out at below
http://phinsnews.com/dolphins-are-close-to-signing-jabar-gaffney/

Peculiar article, totally what I needed.

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