The Tank is no longer part of the plan in Miami. Tank Carradine, that is.
On Tuesday, the Dolphins released the defensive end, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald (on Twitter). Carradine was a healthy scratch on Sunday against the Cowboys, so the news does not come as a major shock.
The Dolphins, Jackson hears, have been thinking about adding a wide receiver or offensive lineman to the roster, since they are looking thin at both positions. A corresponding move could come shortly, to give a new player time to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.
Carradine was part of the Dolphins’ final cuts back in August, but was re-signed on September 12. The former 2013 second-round draft pick has yet to live up to his draft status, but should be able to hook on somewhere else this year. For his career, Carradine has 80 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in 46 career games.