The Dolphins have pared their roster down to 78 players today, moving closer to the first-cut deadline of 75. They waived 10 players (Twitter link) and released cornerback Brandon Harris, who has sufficient service time to avoid waivers.
- LB Akil Blount
- C/G Ruben Carter
- WR A.J. Cruz
- LS Ryan DiSalvo
- WR Matt Hazel
- TE Gabe Hughes
- K Marshall Koehn
- CB Al Louis-Jean
- G Vinston Painter
- WR Brandon Shippen
A former Texans second-round pick out of the University of Miami in 2011, Harris has played in 42 games but has yet to start one. His service time runs from 2011-14, with the ex-Hurricane seeing action for three years in Houston and one, 2014, in Tennessee. A torn ACL sustained last summer while employed by the Titans stalled Harris’ career, one that saw him land with the Dolphins late last month.
Miami’s Chris Culliver signing pushed Harris further on the bubble, and he’ll now attempt to find a new home.
Hazel landed with the Dolphins as a sixth-rounder in 2014 and played in five games last season, starting one. This leaves seven wideouts still on the Fins’ roster, with Griff Whalen and UDFA Rashawn Scott potentially battling for a roster spot.
DiSalvo lost the long-snapping battle to longtime Dolphin John Denney, and Koehn couldn’t beat out Andrew Franks for the kicker job.
Painter was a Broncos sixth-rounder in 2013 who’s played in three games — all with the Browns in 2014.