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Slaton survives cut-down day in Miami, but not the day after

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Veteran running back Steve Slaton laughed off rumors of his impending departure from Miami as just that on Friday, when he made it onto the 53-man roster in Miami.

A day later, Slaton was saying farewell to South Florida.

The Dolphins released Slaton and three others, after landing four players on waivers.

In via the league’s “dibs” process are receiver Anthony Armstrong (who was cut by the Redskins on Friday), linebacker Sammy Brown (Rams), safety Troy Nolan (Texans), and cornerback RJ Stanford (Panthers).  Out are Slaton, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, linebacker Josh Kaddu, and safety Tyrone Culver.

Kaddu had been selection by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

The Redskins could come calling for Slaton.  On Friday, the Dolphins and Redskins reportedly were discussing a trade that would have sent Armstrong to Miami for the former Texan.  Now a free agent, Slaton will be free to sign there if he chooses.

As a rookie in 2008, Slaton gained 1,282 yards rushing in Houston.  The offensive coordinator with the Texans that year was Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

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11 Responses to “Slaton survives cut-down day in Miami, but not the day after”
  1. butch815 says: Sep 1, 2012 7:16 PM

    I think this wishful thinking, wanting and hoping from the proprietor for another Mountaineer.

  2. whoknowsnothing says: Sep 1, 2012 7:17 PM

    Good pickups by the Phins, hopefully Troy Nolan can produce.

  3. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 1, 2012 7:35 PM

    Welcome to Washington.

  4. phinfan says: Sep 1, 2012 8:07 PM

    I’m shocked we didn’t grab a 2nd WR but anthony armstrong is a good WR.

  5. lostsok says: Sep 1, 2012 8:09 PM

    I’ve avoided Ireland bashing, but if Kaddu isn’t resigned to the practice squad and develops…it was a bad, bad pick. There were decent WRs on the board in the 5th Miami could desperately use.

  6. wannstache says: Sep 1, 2012 9:02 PM

    WOW, Jeff Ireland! You’ll win the division for sure with these brilliant additions!

  7. allinskins says: Sep 1, 2012 9:14 PM

    As a Skins fan I can say Armstrong can come into Miami and be in the top 2-3 at WR from what I have saw in Hard knocks. I can also say Slaton can be a starter by season end for us. Lol what a game!

  8. apmn says: Sep 1, 2012 10:31 PM

    Slaton was entertaining when he was with the Texans. On any play, there was a decent chance he was going to break a long run or fumble the ball (or do both).

  9. ironcity6pak says: Sep 2, 2012 5:55 PM

    Hope he lands somewhere, being a big WVU fan and that I work with his step dad I hear he’s a good dude. Just need to get back to running like he use to.

  10. wvfinfanatic says: Sep 3, 2012 10:34 AM

    Steve Slaton is about as useful as Sammie Smith was…fumblina!! I am a Mountie fan through and through, but after his elbow injury in college he was never able to hold onto the ball…any RB can have a breakout year…then other teams have tape on him.

  11. Max says: Sep 3, 2012 2:50 PM

    Yet another wasted draft pick…. 5th rounder Josh Kaddu. Ireland has to be one of the worst talent evaluators in the NFL.

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