A 2012 sixth-round pick, McNutt was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia in May. He caught four passes for 99 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown, in Miami’s preseason win vs. New Orleans on Thursday.
Applewhite, 27, is a sixth-year pro. He has notched 6.5 career sacks and has 17 games in the last three seasons. He previously played for San Diego (2008-2010) and Carolina (2011-2012).
In other roster moves Saturday, the Dolphins waived/injured tackle Jeff Adams and quarterback Aaron Corp. They also waived guard Chris Barker, center Sam Brenner, wide receiver Chad Bumphis, wide receiver Keenan Davis, defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Jonas Gray, safety Keelan Johnson, safety Jordan Kovacs, tackle Andrew McDonald, tight end Kyle Miller, defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo, cornerback Julian Posey, cornerback De’Andre Presley, defensive tackle Kheeston Randall, defensive tackle Tracy Robertson, linebacker Lee Robinson, linebacker Austin Spitler and wide receiver Brian Tyms.