The Dolphins have made their cuts to 75 players and two veterans were part of the purge of players that got them to that level.
Guard Lance Louis never really appeared to recover from last year’s torn ACL that he suffered with the Bears as he was slow to take on a complete workload and then unable to beat out John Jerry and Josh Samuda in a battle for the right guard job. Louis would have been guaranteed $1.6 million if he was on the roster for the first week of the season, which likely made the choice an easy one for Miami.
The Dolphins also cut fullback Jorvorskie Lane. Lane played all 16 games for the Dolphins last season, starting five times and scoring three touchdowns on 24 touches. The writing was likely on the wall for this move when the Dolphins flirted with Vonta Leach as a free agent and the lack of any fullback other than Evan Rodriguez on the current roster suggests it won’t be a big part of the offense this year.
The Dolphins waived linebacker Michael Clay, wide receiver Jeff Fuller, defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu, wide receiver Julius Pruitt, wide receiver Andrell Smith, linebacker Nathan Williams and linebacker David Hinds as well.