Lance Louis, Jorvorskie Lane cut by Dolphins

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The Dolphins have made their cuts to 75 players and two veterans were part of the purge of players that got them to that level.

Guard Lance Louis never really appeared to recover from last year’s torn ACL that he suffered with the Bears as he was slow to take on a complete workload and then unable to beat out John Jerry and Josh Samuda in a battle for the right guard job. Louis would have been guaranteed $1.6 million if he was on the roster for the first week of the season, which likely made the choice an easy one for Miami.

The Dolphins also cut fullback Jorvorskie Lane. Lane played all 16 games for the Dolphins last season, starting five times and scoring three touchdowns on 24 touches. The writing was likely on the wall for this move when the Dolphins flirted with Vonta Leach as a free agent and the lack of any fullback other than Evan Rodriguez on the current roster suggests it won’t be a big part of the offense this year.

The Dolphins waived linebacker Michael Clay, wide receiver Jeff Fuller, defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu, wide receiver Julius Pruitt, wide receiver Andrell Smith, linebacker Nathan Williams and linebacker David Hinds as well.

8 responses to “Lance Louis, Jorvorskie Lane cut by Dolphins

  1. All I care about is that Rishard Matthews (whom should be a lock to make the 53 man roster) , Tristan Okpalaugo and Jonas Gray make the team. There’s no guarantee that I’ll get my wish , but those are the three fringe players I’d like to see on the team this season.

  2. @craniator… I’m with you on Matthews and Gray. But we are so deep at DE that I’d be really surprised if Okpalaugo made the cut.

    I’d also like to see Jonathan Freeny and Brian Tyms make the 53.

  3. I like Tyms , have yet to see Freeny do anything (other than maybe special teams) and will only say this regarding the DE situation: You can never have enough pass rushers. Miami must avoid falling into the trap of saying: “We have all these stud defensive players , but far fewer offensive guys who are really good — so , we’re just going to have to cut more defensive guys.”
    If you cut stud defenders , you can be sure other teams will snap them up quickly — including teams in the AFC East. This is where Jeff Ireland has to have (and will have) final say over the coaching staff.
    Keep your best players and damn the torpedoes.

  4. I hope so , but wouldn’t count on it. Cleveland just cut Owen Marecic , who’s 2-3 years younger and probably a much better lead blocker than Lane. He was a great story last season , though. With the NFL minimum salary close to $400,000 per year , imagine what you could do if you were on a teams roster for just 16 games , and then got cut. If you saved and invested carefully , you’d still be well on your way to being set for life. Then again , most of these guys didn’t exactly go to college to become brain surgeons.

  5. I imagine the Dolphins might revisit Lance Louis after week 1. He might not be ready now, but could become a factor later in the season. Guaranteeing 1.6 mil, though, would be a premature at this point.

  6. @miamatt

    Exactly! Lance Louis will be around and we can get him back in a month at Vet. min $ lets hope J Jerry can get in better shape. I am not holding my breath with Samuda as a backup. We NEED a TE from Saturday’s cuts.

    Jonas Gray and Rishard Matthews are locks. Thigpen will count as a WR and Clay is a TE. The big question is Bumphis ? McNutt is a goner.

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