Slaton survives cut-down day in Miami, but not the day after

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Veteran running back Steve Slaton laughed off rumors of his impending departure from Miami as just that on Friday, when he made it onto the 53-man roster in Miami.

A day later, Slaton was saying farewell to South Florida.

The Dolphins released Slaton and three others, after landing four players on waivers.

In via the league’s “dibs” process are receiver Anthony Armstrong (who was cut by the Redskins on Friday), linebacker Sammy Brown (Rams), safety Troy Nolan (Texans), and cornerback RJ Stanford (Panthers).  Out are Slaton, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, linebacker Josh Kaddu, and safety Tyrone Culver.

Kaddu had been selection by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

The Redskins could come calling for Slaton.  On Friday, the Dolphins and Redskins reportedly were discussing a trade that would have sent Armstrong to Miami for the former Texan.  Now a free agent, Slaton will be free to sign there if he chooses.

As a rookie in 2008, Slaton gained 1,282 yards rushing in Houston.  The offensive coordinator with the Texans that year was Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.