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Dolphins Trim Roster To 75 Players

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Team makes moves to get at league-mandated roster limit.



Fullback Jorvorskie Lane and guard Lance Louis were among the biggest names let go by the Dolphins Tuesday as the team got down to the league-mandated roster limit of 75 players by the 4 p.m. deadline.

The other players who were waived were linebacker Michael Clay, wide receiver Jeff Fuller, defensive end Emeka Onyenekwu, wide receiver Julius Pruitt, wide receiver Andrell Smith, linebacker Nathan Williams, and linebacker David Hinds.

Lane appeared in every game and made five starts at fullback for the Dolphins in 2012 after joining the team in June. He scored three touchdowns on the season, two on the ground and one on a pass reception.

Louis, whose contract was terminated, signed with the Dolphins as a free agent in March after starting 28 games for the Chicago Bears over the past three seasons.

The Dolphins, along with every other team in the NFL, will have to get down to the roster limit of 53 players by Saturday.