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Who Stays, Who Goes? Allen, LJ, and Polite among Dolphins’ cuts

Today is a tough day for many NFL players. At 6 p.m. tonight all rosters can only have a max of 53 players. All around the league players are being cut. Some big names, some minor names and some players who will land up on the practice squad. Let’s not forget that many lives and families will be affected today.

So far the Dolphins have made 4 pretty significant cuts:

According to @ArmandoSalguero, RB Larry Johnson, CB Will Allen, CB Nate Ness, and FB Lousaka Polite have all been let go by the Dolphins today.

The Dolphins saved $1.35 million against the cap by cutting Lousaka Polite.

Will Allen had a very respectable time in Miami and had it not been for his nagging injuries he might have been able to make this team.  Benny Sapp had a strong preseason and that led to Allen getting cut. Larry Johnson was to me the most shocking of the players let go. After his 22 yard TD scamper I thought he had locked his position on this team but apparently not. The Dolphins would appear to be a bit thin at RB now.

Polite was a player not many knew exactly where he stood but its not shocking to see him released. This move leaves Miami with no true FB’s on their offense.  

Dolphins waived or released QB Pat Devlin, CB Vincent Agnew, CB Nate Ness, G Garrett Chisolm, LB Jonathan Freeny, RB Nic Grigsby, OT D.J. Jones, OT Matt Kopa, WR Phillip Livas, WR John Matthews, WR Julius Pruitt, WR Patrick Carter, S Mark Restelli, LB David Nixon, LB Quinton Spears, LB Robert Rose, TE Brett Brackett and TE Mickey Shuler.

Some might have been hoping WR/KR Livas would make the team but realistically he is a liability on this roster at WR and only really holds returner potential.