Dolphins work out three veteran defensive backs


The Dolphins will join the rest of the NFL in cutting their rosters down to 53 men on Friday, but there are indications that their roster shuffling is only getting started.

We knew Thursday that the team worked out veteran wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth, along with Mike Sims-Walker and recent Niners cut Brian Tyms, as they tried to find help for their passing game. Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the team plans to look at former Patriot and Redskin Jabar Gaffney as well, but the team also seems to be interested in players who can help them defend the pass.

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that the team also worked out veteran defensive backs Drew Coleman, Roderick Hood and Donald Strickland on Thursday. Coleman was given an injury settlement from the Lions after suffering a concussion in training camp, Hood played nine games with the Rams last season and Strickland did a second tour of duty with the Jets in 2011. All three would presumably be candidates for a role in sub packages now that Vontae Davis has been traded.

If the Dolphins do wind up signing any of their tryout players, it will be a reminder that making the 53-man roster on Friday doesn’t mean that you’ll be on it long enough to play in a regular season game.