All 32 NFL teams need to release enough players by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline to trim their roster’s down to 75 players, and given the fact that there’s one preseason game left that’s typically reserved for players on the roster bubble or candidates for the practice squad, you’ll see a number of veteran players cut today.
The Miami Dolphins got closer to finalizing the 75-man roster by releasing a few veterans like fullback Jorvorskie Laneand receiver Julius Pruitt.
By cutting Lane, the Dolphins will head into the season without a traditional fullback, but that’as how they operate. They want the 53 best players, and that’s how they’re going about their cuts:
“We’re going to keep the best 53 players that we have on the football team however that may shake itself out,” said Coach Joe Philbin today when asked whether the team might go into the season without a fullback. “I wouldn’t rule out anything.”
Lane joined the Dolphins last year after going undrafted in 2009. Having played college football at Texas A&M under then Aggie head coach and now Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, it seemedl ike this was as good a fit as there may be in the NFL for Lane.