Jason Fox got the chance to do great work for the Miami Dolphins this season because starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James went down Oct. 29 with a foot injury.
So the team's No. 3 tackle got to start nine consecutive games at right tackle.
And the Dolphins were disappointed after four games.
And the Dolphins knew they were about to go in a different direction after six games. If you remember this post back in November, today's move doesn't surprise.
And today the Dolphins waived Fox with one year remaining on his contract.
Fox played in 24 games over the past two seasons for Miami. He started 13 total games, 11 at right tackle and two at left tackle after originally signing with the Dolphins on April 2, 2014 as an unrestricted free agent.
During his six-year NFL career, Fox played 37 career games and made 16 starts. He entered the league as a fourth-round selection (128th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft after completing his collegiate career at the University of Miami.
Fox was scheduled to make $1.28 million in base salary in 2016. The Dolphins save $1.38 million in cap space with this move. Fox will cost $138,000 in dead money on the Dolphins 2016 cap.
This is, by the way, the first of multiple and expected moves by the Dolphins to shed cap space and players who did not live up to their salaries.
The team will search for a backup tackle this offseason and that search might include but won't be limited to asking either Billy Turner or Dallas Thomas to work at right tackle. The Dolphins are not thrilled with the play of their guards, either.