We noted earlier that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson took a calculated risk, giving undrafted rookie free agent Colt Lyerla a shot at a comeback.
The Dolphins are taking such risks to new heights.
As pointed out by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have added three players who were kicked off their college teams, and a fourth who was suspended for a year.
Fourth-round cornerback Walt Aikens was kicked off the team at Illinois (after being arrested for theft) before finishing at Liberty.
Seventh-round defensive end Terrence Fede was suspended a year at Marist for violating team rules.
Also, undrafted rookies Damien Williams (from Oklahoma, reportedly for failed drug tests) and Chris McCain (from Cal, for conduct detrimental to the team) were each sent packing from their college teams.
Taken individually, there’s nothing to say that each player doesn’t deserve a chance to set things right.
But the Dolphins haven’t proven themselves to be stable enough to pull off so many reclamation projects at once, which makes it seem as if little was learned from the Richie Incognito situation after all.