The Dolphins have completed their series of cuts to pare down their roster to the league-mandated 53 heading into the regular season. The dispatched offensive players are quarterback Seth Lobato, linemen Tony Hills, David Arkin, Sam Brenner and Evan Finkenberg , wideouts Kevin Cone and Matt Hazel, running backs Marcus Thigpen and Daniel Thomas and tight end Evan Wilson . Among the defensive players let go are linemen Isaako Aaitui, Garrison Smith, Tevin Mims and D'Aundre Reed, linebacker Andrew Wilson and defensive backs Jordan Kovacs and Kevin Fogg. Placekicker Jake Rogers has also been waived. The Dolphins have also placed defensive tackle on IR and defensive end Dion Jordan and safety Reshad Jones on the reserve/suspended list.
On Thursday the Jaguars released veteran linebacker Russell Allen along with Will Pericak , D'Aundre Reed and Jabin Sambrano, ESPN reported. Allen was released with a failed physical designation, a sign that he might not quite be over the effects of a concussion suffered late last season.
The 49ers promoted cornerback Darryl Morris from the practice squad to the active roster, a sign Nnamdi Asomugha's knee injury might keep him out Thursday in St. Louis, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Morris is an undrafted rookie out of Texas State. To fill Morris' spot on the practice squad, the 49ers signed linebacker D'Aundre Reed.
The Vikings finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing guard Seth Olsen, full back Jerome Felton, tackle DeMarcus Love, wide receiver Greg Childs and defensive tackle Christian Ballard on the Reserve/Suspended List by the NFL. In addition, Minnesota waived the following 19 players from the roster: tight end Colin Anderson, running back Joe Banyard, safety Brandan Bishop, guard Travis Bond, cornerback Brandon Burton, wide receiver Stephen Burton, defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, safety Darius Eubanks, cornerback Bobby Felder, tight end Chase Ford, tackle Brandon Keith, defensive tackle Anthony McCloud, linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, tackle Kevin Murphy, defensive tackle Spencer Nealy, defensive end D'Aundre Reed, wide receiver Rodney Smith, wide receiver Adam Thielen and defensive end Collins Ukwu.
The Vikings drafted five defenders in April: Iowa DE Christian Ballard (Round 4), Utah CB Brandon Burton (Round 5), USF safety Mistral Raymond (Round 6), Ohio State LB Ross Homan (Round 6) and Arizona DE D'Aundre Reed (Round 7).