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Dolphins place Will Allen on injured reserve, cut Charles Grant

Some teams, like the Green Bay Packers, didn’t put in a single waiver claim after Saturday’s cuts, much less get awarded a player.

Other teams, like the Dolphins, just saw Saturday’s 53-man roster as a starting point.

The Dolphins were awarded four players off waivers: defensive end Clifton Geathers, offensive linemen Jermey Parnell and Joe Reitz and
defensive end Robert Rose.   (For a comical collage of the four players, head to the team’s website.)

The team also terminated the contracts of
defensive end Marques Douglas, defensive end Charles Grant and guard
Cory Procter.  Miami also placed cornerback Will Allen on Injured
Reserve, which Ethan Skolnick of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported earlier Sunday afternoon.

Allen’s move is a surprise.  He’s been a key contributor to the team and was slated for nickel back duties.  It’s possible he could negotiate an injury settlement because he was only expected to miss a few weeks of the season.

Douglas and Grant are both long-time NFL veterans that were signed during the offseason to shore up the team’s defensive line.  But the team will continue to go young up front.

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10 Responses to “Dolphins place Will Allen on injured reserve, cut Charles Grant”
  1. edswood says: Sep 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    So looks like the economy is hurting Steven Ross and the honeymoon is over. Like all Florida teams, it looks like we are having a good old fashioned fire sale. Like Marlins, like Dolphins I guess. So much for Steven Ross saying we are going to the Super Bowl. Fighting for the cellar with Buffalo is more like it. So I guess after the lockout Dolphin fans can look forward to the Carl Peterson era, FML, somebody shoot me now.

  2. laxcoach says: Sep 5, 2010 5:02 PM

    firesale?? WTF are you talking about?
    If Will Allen is on IR, they pay his full salary. Cutting 2 veteran DEs signed after camp started is hardly a firesale.
    Firesale would be trading or cutting expensive players: Marshall, Ronnie, Rickie, Grove, Long, Carey, Dansby.

  3. TommyEhrlich says: Sep 5, 2010 5:02 PM

    Hmm, someone (edswood) has no idea what he is talking about…

  4. edswood says: Sep 5, 2010 5:31 PM

    They will come to an injury settlement with Will Allen. Drew Rosenhaus said he was able to start practicing this week. But tell me where cutting players like David Martin, Will Allen, Charles Grant, etc. for undrafted or in one case a guy that did not even play college football makes sense?

  5. Venerable Axiom says: Sep 5, 2010 6:00 PM

    Grant is the big surprise to me considering a rookie (though capable) is starting at RE without a solid back up. Obviously there is concern about Allen’s recovery and durability at this time.
    Otherwise, these new guys are high upside big bodies that fit the Parcellian mold for the bottom of the roster. I would also think it safe to say, that these guys have likely been on the team radar long before today.

  6. hnirobert says: Sep 5, 2010 6:14 PM

    Edswood, are you okay? Will Allen missed most of last season and is already hurt. David Martin? He missed all of last season and showed up to training camp 20 some pounds out of shape.
    And Charles Grant… we talking about Charles Grant?

  7. laxcoach says: Sep 5, 2010 6:45 PM

    only Allen had a high dollar salary. He still does until they agree to an injury settlement.
    Grant and Martin were low dollar guys. It’s not a firesale until high dollar guys are leaving the roster for monetary reasons.

  8. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 5, 2010 10:07 PM

    Why on Earth did we cut Grant? He was easily our best D lineman through the preseason…

  9. william sizemore says: Sep 6, 2010 12:00 AM

    We cut him to make room on the team for a younger player who has a chance for a long career, this win today is a bad idea. Bill

  10. mwcarolina says: Sep 6, 2010 11:41 AM

    Clifton Gathers is younger and has more potential

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