Sony Michel headlines first wave of Dolphins cuts

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Running back Sony Michel‘s time with the Dolphins is up.

Michel signed with the Dolphins in May, but the team announced his release on Monday afternoon as they began making cuts toward the 53-man limit. The Dolphins also signed Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert as free agents this offseason and still have Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed as part of a deep backfield in Miami.

Michel won a Super Bowl ring with the Rams last year, but the 2018 Patriots first-rounder will now have to find another place to continue his career.

The Dolphins also officially announced the previously reported release of wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Offensive lineman Adam Pankey and defensive back Quincy Wilson were released and the team waived waived offensive lineman Blaise Andries, defensive lineman Owen Carney Jr., running back Gerrid Doaks, cornerback Elijah Hamilton, defensive tackle Niles Scott, linebacker Darius Hodge, defensive back D'Angelo Ross, and running back ZaQuandre White. Hodge and Ross had injury designations.

Linebacker Calvin Munson landed on injured reserve to round out the day’s moves. With 13 players off the roster, the Dolphins have 14 more moves to make on Tuesday.

20 responses to “Sony Michel headlines first wave of Dolphins cuts

  1. We should’ve kept Sony, he’s the most physical runner on the roster. Being home in Miami could’ve provided him with a huge spark when he played. Maybe they bring him back, but you should’ve traded Gaskin & Ahmed.

  2. Wouldn’t be surprised if Washington scoop him up considering what to Brian Robinson recently…

  3. Browns always get bashed for bad draft picks but they nailed the Nick Chubb pick who was Sony’s back up in Georgia.

  4. There is absolutely no way that Bridgewater can get cut. Dolphins paid him a 2.5 million bonus and his salary this year is 4.5 million (all guaranteed). That is good money because Bridgewater is a proven backup. Last time Bridgewater played as a backup in NO in 2019 he started five games and won all of them.
    To replace Teddy with Skylar on the basis of playing time in three pre-season games against people who will not be starters would be insane.

  5. The last thing MIA needed was another RB. Never was a fan of Sony in NE, but he turned it around at LAR.

    Myles, Chase, Mostert. Gotta be real. Sony can’t compete with those 3.

    Hopefully he finds a team quick. Seahawks? Chicago?

  6. Michel helped win a SB in 2019 and last year played a major role in the Rams SB season. He has topped 800-900 yards in 3 of his 4 seasons. While not amazing for a 1st rd pick, he will be signed by someone soon. He had like 336 yards/6td in the Patriots 2018 playoffs and 931 yards/6td in the regular season so 1267 yards/12td. My Eagles need a bigger backup (compared to 5’9 and 5’6 Gainwell and Scott) to Sanders and wouldn’t mind picking him up. Miami dropped him because they had enough depth with Edmounds and Mostert.

  7. I think the Raiders are going to trade a RB, and their new coach might be interested in Michel.

  8. The way River Cracraft was playing in that last game I knew Sanu was history. The kid can catch, block and play special teams.

  9. Keep three and trade Teddy, a QB may go down and a team may find itself in need of filling seats.

  10. Chase Edmonds was built for Mike McDaniels offense. They have hidden it, but this is going to be special.

  11. dlw492 says:
    August 29, 2022 at 4:50 pm
    We should’ve kept Sony, he’s the most physical runner on the roster. Being home in Miami could’ve provided him with a huge spark when he played. Maybe they bring him back, but you should’ve traded Gaskin & Ahmed.
    ———————-
    Seven years playing football outside of the state of Florida and you think that just playing in the state would give him that spark? Does that mean the Dolphins should only draft/sign players from Florida, so they’d have an advantage by their players having that spark? If playing in the NFL hasn’t done it for you…

  12. August 29, 2022 at 6:16 pm
    There is absolutely no way that Bridgewater can get cut. Dolphins paid him a 2.5 million bonus and his salary this year is 4.5 million (all guaranteed). That is good money because Bridgewater is a proven backup. Last time Bridgewater played as a backup in NO in 2019 he started five games and won all of them.
    To replace Teddy with Skylar on the basis of playing time in three pre-season games against people who will not be starters would be insane.
    But he can get traded we don’t need him he has never been the same since the knee injury Skylar has more upside!

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