Dolphins linebacker Matt Roth’s odd journey this season with the Dolphins has concluded in a surprising place: the waiver wire.
Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins waived Roth Tuesday and signed former Lions defensive end
Ikaika Alama-Francis. The Dolphins also picked up defensive back Evan Oglesby.
Roth, a former second-round pick, was a starter for Miami’s playoff team last season and generally considered a key part of their defense. But a mysterious injury and some friction with the organization about a possible new contract soured Roth’s ’09 campaign before it started.
Expect plenty of teams to put in a waiver claim for Roth, especially team that run a 3-4 defense. The 1-9 Browns make for a sensible destination.