3 Dolphins That Won't Be on the Roster at the Start of the 2022 Season
A reportedly toxic workplace environment led to the Miami Dolphins underperforming and missing the playoffs during the 2021 NFL season. Brian Flores is out and Mike McDaniel is in as the new coach, hopefully leading to better results in 2022 and beyond.
The Dolphins have also made many changes this offseason, whether through the draft or free agency. Not everyone on their team can make the 53-man roster, though. Here are three Dolphins players that won't be on the roster at the start of the 2022 NFL season.
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1. Salvon Ahmed, RB
The Dolphins' run game was more than uninspiring last year, highlighted by running back Salvon Ahmed averaging a forgettable 2.8 rushing yards per rush on 54 carries. The former Washington Cougar hasn't shown that he has what it takes to be a consistent NFL RB and the fact that he dropped 21.1% of his targets in 2021 didn't do him any favors. Myles Gaskin was already ahead of him on the depth chart, but the Dolphins have since brought in Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, and Sony Michel. Ahmed hasn't proved that he has the tools to compete with those RBs, likely leading to him not making Miami's roster.
2. Thomas Morstead, P
Veteran punter Thomas Morstead joined the Dolphins this past April after splitting the 2021 NFL season between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons. Although the former Pro Bowler brings 204 career games to the table, his roster spot isn't safe. Morstead is 36 years old now and isn't the player he was in his prime. The Dolphins brought in undrafted rookie punter Tommy Heatherly to provide some competition. He averaged 46.4 yards per punt in his final season at Florida International, only 0.8 yards fewer than Morstead in 2021. Miami can save about $700,000 by cutting the veteran, making it likelier for him to be cut during training camp.
3. Greg Little, OT
The Dolphins acquired offensive tackle Greg Little from the Carolina Panthers for a seventh-round pick last August. The 24-year-old didn't play a single snap for Miami due to him landing on the injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. Even before his injury, he didn't look that great, giving up three sacks while taking four penalties on 358 career offensive snaps. With how bad the Dolphins' offensive line was last year coupled with the improvements they made over the offseason, they can't afford to field Little unless he's significantly improved. Miami can get back every penny of his $1.53 million cap hit by cutting him, making it likely that he never sees a game in a Dolphins uniform.
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