Dolphins part ways with 11 players before Tuesday cuts

Brandon Harris headlines list of players released, waived


DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins parted ways with 11 players Saturday before Tuesday's NFL deadline to trim team rosters.

Miami waived linebacker Akil Blount, offensive lineman Ruben Carter, wide receiver A.J. Cruz, long snapper Ryan DiSalvo, wide receiver Matt Hazel, tight end Gabe Hughes, kicker Marshall Koehn, cornerback Al Louis-Jean, guard Vinston Painter and wide receiver Brandon Shippen.

The team also released cornerback Brandon Harris.

Of all the players, Harris might be the biggest name.

Harris, who grew up in Miami and played for the Hurricanes in college, was a second-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2011. He spent three seasons with the Texans before joining the Tennessee Titans in 2014.

Blount, who is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Mel Blount, was an undrafted free agent from Florida A&M.

Louis-Jean spent the 2014 season with the Chicago Bears. He came to Miami after being signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad earlier this year.

The Dolphins must trim their roster to 75 players by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.

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