Hazel was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. A 2014 sixth-round selection, Hazel was mostly a gameday inactive through his first two years in the league. With Branden Shippen also waived Saturday, it appears Griff Whalen and/or Rashawn Scott will fill out the No. 5/6 spots on the Miami depth chart at wide receiver.
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets: Rishard Matthews, Walt Aikens, Dallas Thomas, Matt Hazel, LaMichael James, Deandre Coleman and Sam Brenner.
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings: Rishard Matthews, Daniel Thomas, Don Jones, Chris McCain, Dallas Thomas, Nate Garner and Matt Hazel. Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring) was listed as probable and is active. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins (foot) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (shoulder) were listed as questionable, but are active. The Dolphins are 4 1/2-point favorites.
The Dolphins announced they promoted wide receiver Matt Hazel from the team's practice squad to the 53-man roster. To make room for Hazel, the team released linebacker Jake Knott .
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.
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