Dolphins Release Former Breakout Wide Receiver Among Final 53-Man Roster Cuts

Devon Platana
The Miami Dolphins have released former breakout WR Preston Williams among their final 53-man roster cuts.
The Miami Dolphins have released former breakout WR Preston Williams among their final 53-man roster cuts. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tuesday is a busy day for the NFL as all 32 teams must have their 53-man rosters finalized by the 4 p.m. ET deadline. The Miami Dolphins have already begun getting their final roster into shape, which includes cutting former breakout wide receiver Preston Williams, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

The intriguing thing to note is that Pelissero also reports that "multiple teams" have called the Dolphins recently regarding a potential Williams trade. Now that the fourth-year wideout is on waivers, it'll be interesting to see who's willing to take a low-risk swing on him.

Dolphins Roster Cuts

Williams was a player who the Dolphins once had high hopes for. An undrafted free agent out of Colorado State in 2019, the Lovejoy, GA native turned 32 receptions into 428 yards and three touchdowns in eight games as a rookie. Unfortunately, a torn ACL prematurely ended his campaign.

Much to Williams' dismay, he hasn't come close to that level since then. Injuries have continued to plague him throughout his young career, holding him to only 24 of the 49 games that he was eligible to play over the last three seasons.

The Dolphins re-signed Williams to a one-year deal back in March, but underwhelming training camp and preseason performances have led to his being cut. He suited up in all three of Miami's exhibition games, catching three of his four targets for 22 yards and a first down.

At the end of the day, Williams is only 25 years old and could have some decent football years ahead of him. If his injury issues are truly a thing of the past, perhaps he could be the No. 3 or 4 option in a WR-needy team's offense.

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