Fins Continue Making Roster Changes
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After a weekend filled with roster cuts, the Dolphins continued to tweak the roster on Sunday by releasing fullback Evan Rodriguez and signing fullback Tyler Clutts off the waiver wire.
Rodriguez was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Bears and looked like he had secured a roster spot as a hybrid tight end/fullback. Rodriguez stayed longer than traditional fullback Jorvorskie Lane, but ultimately couldn’t stay on the roster.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Clutts played in the Canadian Football League, Arena Football League, and United Football League before playing with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears. He went through training camp with the Houston Texans, but was cut on Saturday.
While the Dolphins may be trying to solidify the fullback position after appearing to be ready to not use a fullback in training camp; the position that is concerning fans the most is the wide receiver position.
The Fins kept just four wide receivers on the active roster after the cuts were made on Saturday, Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, and Rishard Matthews. While Wallace, Hartline, and Gibson are quality starters, if any go down with a major injury, the Fins have no depth in a pass-oriented offense.
The Fins also appeared to be ready to go into the season with tight ends Charles Clay, Dion Sims, and Michael Egnew. The trio was all that was left on the roster after Dustin Keller went down with a season-ending injury in the preseason.
Miami was expected to look on the waiver wire for a tight end, but the team didn’t think any of the released tight ends were any better than the tight ends already on the roster.
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