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PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves

Posted Aug 31, 2014

Team acquires two defensive backs off waivers.

The Miami Dolphins announced the team has been awarded safety Brandian Ross (Oakland Raiders) and defensive back Sammy Seamster (Baltimore Ravens) off waivers. To make room on the roster for Ross and Seamster, the team waived safety Don Jones and terminated the contract of wide receiver Damian Williams.

The 6-1, 190-pound Ross joins Miami after spending the last two seasons with the Raiders. Over the course of his career, he has appeared in 30 games with 14 starts and has registered 115 tackles, two sacks and six passes defensed. In 2013, Ross played in a career-high 16 games with 13 starts for Oakland. He finished the season fourth on the team with 101 tackles. Ross was signed by the Raiders off the Green Bay Packers practice squad on September 19, 2012 and went on to appear in 14 games with one start, compiling 14 tackles and three special teams tackles. Ross originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Packers on July 28, 2011 and spent that season on Green Bay’s practice squad. A four-year letterman and three-year starter at Youngstown State, he played in 45 career games with 33 starts for the Penguins. Ross totaled 233 tackles (135 solo), seven INTs, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles during his career after converting from a cornerback to a safety. Born September 28, 1989 in Richmond, Virginia, Ross attended Meadowbrook High School in Richmond, Virginia.

The 6-0, 205-pound Seamster joins Miami after spending the 2014 preseason with the Ravens. He was originally signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. Seamster appeared in 44 career games during his career at Middle Tennessee State, recording 69 tackles, four forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one interception and one pass defensed. Born February 5, 1991 in Ooltewah, Tennessee, Seamster attended Ooltewah High School in Ooltewah, Tennessee.