The hits keep on coming ...
The Miami Dolphins today also terminated the contract of running back Isaiah Pead from the active roster and are cutting offensive lineman Jamil Douglas off the practice squad. Alex Marvez of Sporting News was the first to report Pead's release.
The Dolphins today added cornerback Chimdi Chekwa and Sam Young to the active roster. Both were with the team during training camp and got cut. The team also added center Jake Brendel and OT Terry Poole to the practice squad.
Earlier today the team dropped the hammer on offensive linemen Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner.
All combined, the Dolphins today cut their third-round pick in 2013, their third-round pick in 2014 and their fourth-round pick in 2015.
The Pead release? It signals two things:
Expect Arian Foster back on the field as early as Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers after he missed the past three games with a hamstring injury. The Dolphins were heavy at running back but had to be that way because Foster wasn't playing.
He's going to be available now so Pead, the fifth man of the five-man room, is gone. Pead carried eight times for 22 yards this season.
Brendel and Poole were apparently the best of a bigger group of players that tried out Tuesday. That group included Brendal, Poole, OT David Foucault from Montreal, Canada, linebacker Trevor Reilly from Utah, former Notre Dame DB Darrin Walls, and former Connecticut DB Blidi Wilson.
Young originally signed with the Dolphins on March 11, 2016 and spent the 2016 offseason and training camp with the team before he was released on Sept. 3, 2016. Young has played parts of six seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2010), Buffalo Bills (2011-13) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-15), appearing in 58 total games with 13 starts. He entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (179th overall) by Dallas in the 2010 NFL draft. Young is from Coral Springs, Fla. and played high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas in nearby Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Chekwa addition is interesting because neither Tony Lippett nor Byron Maxwell, who started for Miami on Sunday played well. So they are on notice.