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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Dolphins make moves, more to come

The Dolphins signed guard/center Kendyl Jacox, cut tight end Jason Rader and placed Joe Toledo on injured reserve Sunday.

The Dolphins also put in a waiver claim on Cleveland running back Lee Suggs, but have yet to be awarded the player, according to a club source.

With 51 players now on the roster, the team is setting up room for Suggs and another player to claim off waivers.

The Dolphins reached the 53-man roster limit by adding Jacox to the roster before Sunday's practice. Jacox played the past four years with New Orleans after playing four seasons in San Diego.

The reason Miami added Jacox is that neither Toledo (sprained knee) nor Joe Berger (midfoot sprain) are healthy enough to play against Pittsburgh.

But after the practice, the team cut Rader and put Toledo on IR, leaving Miami with 51 players on the roster. Toledo's season is effectively over.

Claiming Suggs is no sure bet. He was traded to the New York Jets earlier in the preseason and failed their physical. He is due to arrive in South Florida today and take a physical.

The Dolphins also added eight players they had previously cut to their practice squad.

The team added receivers Marcus Vick and Fred Gibson, running back Gerald Riggs Jr. and Kay-Jay Harris, offensive tackle Orrin Thompson, tight end Keith Heinrich, cornerback Shirdonya Mitchell and linebacker Matt Sinclair.

7 Comments:

Anonymous jedco-online said...

Can anyone explain how the practice squad works?

Are the players on the practice squad on a full salary?

Is the player under contract - if so is he paid bu the game or some other way?

Does the time on a practice squad count toward an NFL pension?

Can a player be claimed off the practice squad by another team? If so what are the parameters?

Thanks

2:53 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Practice squad players make around 70K if they are on the squad the entire season. In other words about $4,100 for every week they're on the squad.

The player can be signed by another team as long as that team puts him on the 53-man roster.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous dujuan said...

I have grown weary of coach saban constantly griping about the short time he has to prepare for the game because of opening the season on thursday. Did the nfl force the dolphins to play this thursday night? Rumor has it that the broncos was the original scheduled team, but they decline the offer knowing the limitations it places on you during roster cuts and signing, etc all in a 3 or 4 day period. Clear something up for me armando, did the nfl ask the dolphins to fill in-and was it not there decision to accept-or did the nfl just pencil them in without consulting them, cause saban tears are getting on my nerves.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Jon said...

Ok I know this is a little off topic, but with Rothlesberger out for this game and Hines Ward not 100%, this should be a Win for Miami if they are truly a contender. I'm getting goose bumps just thinking of Charlie Batch throwing those ducks up in the air.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous finndolpfan said...

thanx for answering my questions in a candid,professional manner. what do you think of the roster moves? do you really think cliff russell was worth protecting more than fred gibson or marcus vick? not likely anyone would of grabbed him!can't see either of those two lasting on the practice squad for long they will both likely be scooped up!i think fullback is more of a concern than running back now,if barnes goes down maybe zgonia or vickerson can play there!

1:00 PM  
Blogger TxDolphin said...

Have you heard they signed Darilek off waivers from Philly

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know its early but doesn't it look like New Orleans [2-0] got the best of the quarterbacks from this year's free agents? Makes you wonder how good our evaluation was.

12:32 AM  

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