Teams around the NFL are currently in the process of purging their rosters, and the Miami Dolphins have officially joined that party, as they released 11 players late Sunday afternoon. The players released are as follows:
DT Calvin Barnett
G Bryant Browning
WR LaRon Byrd
WR Kevin Cone
DE Ray Drew
WR Tyler McDonald
DE Kendall Montgomery
TE Gerell Robinson
CB Sammy Seamster
S Phillip Thomas
C/G J.D. Walton
While none of these names are overly surprising, the biggest ones are WR LaRon Byrd and TE Gerell Robinson. Robinson in particular.
The former Bronco came into Miami and through training camp, was projected to become the Dolphins third tight end. He only made two catches for 61 yards, but one of those catches was a 56-yard catch and run for a touchdown. Something that neither Tim Semisch nor Jake Stoneburner - Robinson's competition - can say for themselves.
As for Byrd, he was doing rather well in training camp, but he only caught two passes for 51 yards during the preseason. His main competition - Matt Hazel - has put up much better numbers, which likely led to Byrd becoming expendable.
The PhinManiacs will be keeping an eye on roster moves as they come, so make sure to stay tuned here for all the latest transactions.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater
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