DAVIE (CBSMiami/AP) — Some surprising moves on Saturday as NFL teams trimmed down their rosters ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline.READ MORE: At least 19 children, 2 adults killed after shooter opens fire at Texas elementary school
One in particular by the Miami Dolphins was the release of former starting cornerback Tony Lippett, who missed all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Lippett started 13 games in 2016 but struggled returning from his injury in training camp this year.
Also cut Saturday was receiver Leonte Carroo, a third-round pick in 2016 who has only 10 receptions in two seasons.READ MORE: Coral Gables resident says city's automatic license plate recognition cameras are a constitutional violation
Miami kept two reserve quarterbacks, Brock Osweiler and David Fales. Quarterback Bryce Petty was waived injured.
Seventh-round pick Jason Sanders apparently won the battle of rookies for the placekicking job when Miami waived undrafted free agent Greg Joseph.
Undrafted rookie Lucas Gravelle was cut, meaning 39-year-old John Denney returns for a 14th season as the team’s long snapper.MORE NEWS: South Florida Playing Pivotal Role In Transformation Of Psychedelics As Mainstream Medicine
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