Dolphins cut roster to 53

Daniel Thomas, Rashawn Scott among cuts Saturday


DAVIE, Fla. – The Dolphins waived 16 players on cut down day in order to trim their roster to the 53-player limit.

In all five veterans were released, the biggest name being running back Daniel Thomas.

The other vets waived were cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, linebacker James-Michael Johnson, tight end Dominique Jones and tackle Sam Young.

Former Hurricanes receiver Rashawn Scott, an undrafted rookie, was also cut.

Cornerback Chris Culliver was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Below is a list of the remaining players cut on Saturday:

LB James Burgess

DT Deandre Coleman

G Jamil Douglas

TE Thomas Duarte

QB Zac Dysert

S Shamiel Gary

LB Tyler Gray

S A.J. Hendy

T Ulrick John

DT Chris Jones

DE Cleyon Laing

CB Rashaan Melvin

CB Lafayette Pitts

DE Cedric Reed

WR Rashawn Scott

DE Jordan Williams