Even though the roster is down to 53, it is still not set yet
The Miami Dolphins have narrowed down their roster to the necessary 53 players, however there is still a few more tweaks to be made. Clearly, after trading away both Vontae Davis and Brandon Marshall, the Dolphins created holes in positions that were already weak to begin with. So it would be astute of them to scour the waiver wire for players that can help this team at either the wide receiver or corner back position.
After multiple reports yesterday of a possible trade with the Washington Redskins to exchange RB Steve Slaton for WR Anthony Armstrong, the Dolphins brass kept their hands off the trigger, and could possibly be rewarded for their patience, because Armstrong was waived. If the Dolphins are still seriously interested in him, then Armstrong just needs to make it past the 7 teams in front of the Dolphins on the waiver wire. Other notable WR’s that are sitting on the sidelines without a team are Deion Branch, Rashied Davis, Maurice Stovall, Diondre Borel, and Tori Gurley. The wise sports betting strategy would be to go after Deion Branch, who is a proven veteran, and a player from a division rival. I think I would sign him just to piss off Belichick.
The Dolphins currently only have 3 CB’s under contract on the roster; Sean Smith, Richard Marshall, and Nolan Carroll, so the sports betting strategy is that they sign at least one CB. Some possible options besides the ones we mentioned yesterday, are Joselio Hanson, Drayton Florence, Alphonso Smith, Darius Butler, and Jonathan Wilhite.
The Dolphins currently have 4 QB’s on the roster, but it seems that they are seriously looking to trade Matt Moore, with possible destinations being Arizona, Green Bay, and Denver. It is telling that Matt Moore is the one being shopped and not David Garrard. Besides the fact that the Dolphins would probably receive better compensation for Moore than Garrard, because of Garrard’s injury, I also see a pattern of Philbin continuing to clean house, by dealing away guys that came with the past regime. He traded Ryan Cook to Dallas to make room for undrafted rookie Josh Samuda, and also kept rookie Kheeston Randall, instead of veteran Ryan Baker. These are just small, but telling signs that Philbin feels more comfortable with guys he brought in, then guys that were already here. I tell you one thing, I would not mind if he started going to the Green Bay Packer well to fill out the rest of this team, because at least the Packers are a perennial powerhouse compared to the Dallas Cowboys.