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Ray Feinga: After wavering between the Dolphins' practice squad and active roster, the team finally decided to part ways with Feinga. With an impressive camp, Feinga could've easily pushed for a roster spot, but he did nothing of the sort. On Wednesday night, Cowboys backup linebacker Victor Butler made him look silly en route to an easy sack. That was all the Dolphins coaching staff needed to see before letting him go.
Clyde Gates: We knew last year's fourth-round draft pick had special speed, but it turns out that's all he had working in his favor. Sure, Gates can slip by secondaries, but his inconsistencies with drops and route running negated the value he brought as a vertical threat—ultimately the leap from I-AA college football to the NFL may be too daunting of a transition for him to make. This is an embarrassing whiff for Jeff Ireland, but it's better to acknowledge it and move on than to hold on with false hope.
Roberto Wallace: A start throughout minicamp and the early stages of training camp, Wallace finally appeared primed for a breakthrough season. After leading the team in receiving yards in Week 1 of the preseason, he fell off the face of the earth, however. He registered just one receptions in the remaining three games. Wallace was a prized project, but failed to capitalize on his envious blend of size (6'4", 225) and speed (4.49 40).
B.J. Cunningham: By releasing Cunningham, Jeff Ireland has now released two draft picks from the last two years alone—and both were wide receivers. The Dolphins drafted Cunningham in the sixth-round of this year's draft, but he only performed modestly in the preseason. There's a chance he'll be brought back onto the practice squad so long as another team doesn't claim him first.
Jeff Fuller: Easily the most notable UDFA the Dolphins signed following the draft, Fuller is a bit of a disappointment. Despite his experience playing under Mike Sherman and with Ryan Tannehill at Texas A&M, Fuller didn't make a particularly strong impression. He continues to struggle with drops, which is the same issue that forced his draft stock to free-fall last year. However, there's a decent chance the Dolphins will bring him back onto the practice squad.
Jamaal Westerman: Not only has Ireland cut multiple recent draft picks today, he also cut a free agent whom he signed in March. Westerman figured to give the Dolphins depth at defensive end and bolster the pass rusher, but he was outperformed by UDFA Derrick Shelby, and spent most of training camp running with the third team.
Cameron Collins: A UDFA out of Oregon State, Collins hardly amounted to anything more than a camp body. Backup linebackers Austin Spitler and Jason Trusnik played well enough to secure roster spots this preseason, leaving no room for Collins.
Ryan Baker: At age 27, Baker is still a young player, but he wasn't young enough to stick with the Dolphins. Right now, it appears as though the team is prepared to move forward with 23-year-old rookie Kheeston Randall and 25-year-old Isaako Aaitui as its backup defensive tackles. Both have far more upside than Baker as well.
Gary Guyton: The second free agent signing to get axed today is linebacker Gary Guyton. Miami hoped Guyton would give them Grade A depth and a coverage linebacker, but he visibly struggled throughout the preseason. Another embarrassing whiff for Jeff Ireland.
Quinten Lawrence, Kevyn Scott, Vincent Agnew: No surprises here. All three of these cornerbacks were competing for the No. 5 spot on the depth chart, but none showed nearly enough to warrant a job. The Dolphins gave Lawrence a shot to garner a role on Wednesday night, but he blew it. With these three gone, there are only four cornerbacks remaining on the roster. It's safe to assume there will be some fresh faces in the secondary next week.