Dolphins Claim Taco Charlton Off Of Waivers

The Dolphins have claimed Taco Charlton off of waivers, Ian Rapoport of relays (Twitter link).

Charlton will be eligible to play for the Dolphins against the Cowboys on Sunday. Dallas released their former first-round pick earlier this week.

Charlton has been ineffective during his time in Dallas, though injuries have robbed him of a chance to get better. Dallas gets Robert Quinn, who played last season with the Dolphins, back from suspension this week, so the team had little room for Charlton in the defensive line rotation. He finished his Cowboys career with four sacks in 27 games.

Per ESPN’s Field Yates, the Dolphins were the only team to put a claim in on Charlton (Twitter link). Other clubs were deterred by the $3MM Charlton is owed over the next two seasons and his relative lack of production to date, but Miami, flush with cap space and in the midst of a rebuild, was willing to absorb the cost of this particular lottery ticket.

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14 comments on “Dolphins Claim Taco Charlton Off Of Waivers

  1. Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

    As if it wasn’t obvious that they were trying to tank already….

  2. dudeman40

    I would use the term POS when referring to Taco but that might be frowned on so I won’t do it!

  3. phenomenalajs

    Kind of ironic, but they probably brought him in to learn Dallas’s playbook, as if it would help.

    • crosseyedlemon

      There is so much film available now that coaches don’t have to resort to those tactics anymore. The only useful info about Dallas he could provide would be related to who is getting treatment for injuries.

  4. This is probably related to the NFL investigating them for tanking. Like ‘see, we’re definitely trying! We made Rosen the starter AND we claimed Charlton! We’re totally not tanking!!!!’

    • Polish Hammer

      Yes definitely, because grabbing a 1st round bust that was dumped this early in his career (and they grabbed off the scrap) definitely says quality addition to the roster.

  5. metnoxious

    Now these are some excellent commentaries. Very insightful. Actually made the article worth the read.

  6. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    The Cowboys countered this move by signing Burrito Jones.

    I’m here all week – tip your waitstaff.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I’m not familiar with Burrito but if he doesn’t workout they could always sign Dennis Pitta.

  7. George Ruth

    I suspected the Dolphins would go after Charlton since he was on the teams radar in the 2017 Draft & instead of drafting Charlton the Dolphins selected OLB Charles Harris.

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