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Jonathon Amaya Promoted to Miami Dolphins Active Roster

Undrafted rookie Jonathon Amaya will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Bengals.
Undrafted rookie Jonathon Amaya will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Bengals.
Chris J. NelsonSenior Writer IOctober 31, 2010

Undrafted rookie Jonathon Amaya has been promoted to the active roster prior to Sunday's game, likely to play special teams and fill in for injured backup safety Reshad Jones, who is likely to be inactive against the Bengals.

Fullback Deon Anderson was also placed on injured reserve, just 12 days after he was signed as insurance to Lousaka Polite and to play special teams.

A Nevada alum, Amaya was signed by the Dolphins following the NFL Draft in April and played for the team in the preseason, recording six tackles and an interception.

Waived during final cuts on Sept. 4, Amaya has spent the first seven weeks of the regular season on the team's practice squad.


Analysis

Anderson's stint with the Dolphins comes to a quick and disappointing end, though he was never going to play more than special teams anyway.

With Jones likely out against the Bengals with a leg injury, Amaya will play special teams and serve as the fourth safety behind top backup Tyrone Culver.

I'm glad to see Amaya promoted, because he is someone that could draw attention from other teams, although he's probably going to end up being waived once Jones is healthy.

I'm mildly excited to see Amaya play, as he's a solid developmental prospect. Granted, he will likely be limited to special teams in his first NFL season, but he's someone to keep an eye on.

As always, check out the updated projected depth chart reflecting these transactions here.


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Chris J. Nelson majored in journalism at Georgia State University and is currently a programming coordinator for Turner Sports in Atlanta. He operates his own Miami Dolphins website, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and he can be followed on Twitter here.

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