The Dolphins released offensive lineman Nate Garner, who started 19 games over the past six seasons with Miami, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The move cleared $1.65 million in cap space.
The Dolphins announced several roster moves on Tuesday, per the team's official website. The has placed offensive lineman Nate Garner and cornerback Jamar Taylor on the injured reserve list. In a corresponding move, the team signed center Sam Brenner and defensive tackle Deandre Coleman off the practice squad.
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 released their final injury report for the Week 16 matchup against the Vikings and tight end Charles Clay (hamstring) is listed as probable.
The Dolphins listed Jelani Jenkins (foot), Don Jones (shoulder) and Jamar Taylor (shoulder) as questionable.
The Dolphins deemed offensive lineman Nate Garner (illness) out. Dallas Thomas (foot) and Daniel Thomas (knee) are listed as doubtful.
The following players are listed as probable: Koa Misi ,Chris McCain, Cortland Finnegan, Jonathan Freeny and Jordie Tripp.
The Dolphins are 6 1/2-point favorites.
The Dolphins ruled running back LaMichael James, linebacker Jelani Jenkins, linebacker Koa Misi, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, linebacker Chris McCain, offensive lineman Nate Garner and offensive lineman Billy Turner inactive for Week 15 against New England.
Dolphins tight end Charles Clay and cornerback Cortland Finnegan have been officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Clay, who was a limited participant all week, returned to action for the first time in two weeks against the Ravens last week.
Finnegan has missed the Dolphins' last four games with an ankle injury. Chris McCain and Jamar Taylor are also questionable.
Guard Nate Garner, who missed practiced all week with an illness, is out as well as defensive tackle Anthony Johnson.
Jelani Jenkins, Koa Misi and Jonathan Freeney are all doubtful. Walt Aikens, Dion Jordan, Dion Sims and Jimmy Wilson are all probable.
The Dolphins listed linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), cornerback Jamar Taylor (shoulder), guard Nate Garner (illness), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle), linebacker Chris McCain (ankle), running back LaMichael James and tackle Billy Turner as inactive for Sunday's game against Baltimore.
The Dolphins will be without the services of guard Nate Garner come Sunday against the Ravens. The team announced Saturday he was downgraded from questionable to out for Week 14 because of an illness, per the team's official website.
The Dolphins have labeled linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (shoulder) out for Sunday's pivotal game against Baltimore. Guard Nate Garner (illness), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle) and linebacker Chris McCain (ankle) were deemed doubtful for Week 14.
Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was the only player on the report deemed questionable. He was a limited participant all week leading up to Sunday.
Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Wide receiver Brian Hartline (knee), tackle Ja'Wuan James (neck), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (shoulder), center Samson Satele (ribs), wide receiver Mike Wallace (chest) and safety Jimmy Wilson (hamstring).
The Dolphins ruled these players inactive for Monday's game at the Jets: tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee), cornerbacks Jamar Taylor (shoulder) and Cortland Finnegan (ankle), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), running back LaMichael James, offensive tackle Billy Turner and guard Nate Garner (illness).
The Dolphins listed a variety of players on its final Week 13 injury report, but only
Jonathan Freeny (hamstring) and Jamar Taylor (shoulder) have been declared out for Monday’s game at the New York Jets.
Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring/knee), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle) and offensive lineman Nate Garner (illness) are listed as doubtful.
Offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James (neck) was the one player listed as questionable and Daryn Colledge, Rishard Matthews, Lamar Miller, Samson Satele and Mike Wallace are probable for Week 13.
The following playes have been ruled as inactive for the Dolphins in Week 12 against the Broncos: Cortland Finnegan, Jalil Brown, Charles Clay, Jonathan Freeny, Nate Garner, Anthony Johnson and Billy Turner.
The Dolphins head into Week 9 against the Chargers relatively healthy. Dion Sims (toe) was the only player officially ruled out on the final injury report. Daryn Colledge (illness, back) and Koa Misi (ankle) were deemed questionable.
Meanwhile, the following players were ruled probable for Sunday's home game: Charles Clay (knee), John Denney (knee), Cortland Finnegan (neck), Nate Garner (neck), Chris McCain (foot), Mike Pouncey (hip) and Jimmy Wilson (hamstring).
The Dolphins don't have many options to replace center Mike Pouncey, who is out for start of the season because of hip surgery, reports ESPN. He is expected to miss the next three to four months, which includes all of training camp, the preseason and the start of the regular season.
The report says the Dolphins have three options at this stage. They can go with undrafted second-year player Sam Brenner, who received second-team reps at center this offseason and filled in at guard last season for the suspended Richie Incognito. They can use versatile backup Nate Garner, who also played center last season in place of Pouncey for two games and could be the second in-house plan. The third option is to look for outside help via trade or free agency, which could be slim pickings at this stage of the offseason.
Whatever choice Miami makes, it's replacement plan won't be nearly as good as Pouncey. He is one of the top centers in the NFL and the drop off will be significant no matter who plays in Week 1.
The Dolphins are in good shape as they prepare for their Sunday game against New England. Only defensive backs Reshad Jones (groin) and Jamar Taylor (hamstring) are listed as questionable on their Friday injury report. The rest are probable.
They are cornerback Nolan Carroll (hamstring), safety Chris Clemons (knee/hamstring), offensive tackle Nate Garner (ribs), running back Lamar Miller (concussion) and defensive tackle Paul Soliai (ankle).
Several Dolphins who were listed on the injury report are active for Monday's game at Tampa Bay. They include cornerback Nolan Carroll (concussion), safety Chris Clemons (hamstring), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (calf), guard Nate Garner (knee), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (foot), tight end Dion Sims (toe) and kicker Caleb Sturgis (groin).
All were listed as probable except for Jenkins, who was questionable.
The Dolphins offensive line is dealing with a handful of injuries ahead of Week 7 against the Bills, but should be at full strength come Sunday. Mike Pouncey (ankle), Nate Garner (knee) and Will Yeatman (shoulder) are all listed on the injury report as probable, after getting through Friday's practice without issue.
Of the nine Dolphins players who enter Week 3 against the Falcons listed as questionable on the injury report, only three are on the offensive side of the ball. They include quarterback Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) and offensive linemen John Jerry (knee) and Nate Garner (shoulder). All three were able to practice in full Friday.
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