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Dolphins cut three, more to come

The Dolphins had to make about a dozen moves by Tuesday and they got started with a couple of those today.

The Miami Dolphins have waived tackle Steven Baker and safety Demetrius Wright. The club also waived kicker John Potter injured -- meaning it negotiated or will negotiate an injury settlement with him.

The other moves will be made Tuesday.

And before those are made let me say this:

Good teams cut good players.

The New England Patriots today cut Tommy Kelly. While the Dolphins were adding K Jake Rogers, the Cardinals cut Jay Feely and former OL starter Max Starks. The Seahawks cut OL Wade Smith and CB Terrell Thomas today -- both of whom started for teams last year.

The point is if the Dolphins in the next week are cutting guys and you're shrugging your shoulders over the names, it tells you something about the quality of depth on the team and competition in training camp.

The past few years it has been easy to see players go at the end of the preseason. Indeed, the Dolphins were often left picking up the discards from other teams -- remember Anthony Armstrong? -- and fans would believe they were uprades.

If that's happening at G, RB, TE, K this year, it should tell you something was amiss with the talent at those positions in camp.

Now, when your trash is the treasure for other teams after the preseason? Then you've probably got a very deep team.

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