Dolphins cut Larry Johnson and Will Allen

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Larry Johnson’s stay in Miami was a short one.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that L.J. was released only a few weeks after Miami picked him up. Lex Hilliard should be Miami’s No. 3 back.

Cornerback Will Allen’s five-year run with the Dolphins was a lot more productive, but it has also come to an end. Florio reports via a league source Allen was cut on Saturday.  He was thought to be a possible nickel back for the team.

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post has a few other early cuts: QB Kevin O’Connell, TE Dedrick Epps, S Gerald Alexander, and S Mark Restelli.  The full cuts are due at 6 p.m. ET.