Miami Dolphins Alumni Update: June 2011

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Miami Dolphins Alumni Update: June 2011
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These are all the pro football transactions involving for Miami Dolphins players in June 2011:


June 7
— The Virginia Destroyers (UFL) signed running back Clifton Smith to a contract. Smith appeared in two games for the Dolphins in September 2010, returning three kickoffs for 52 yards and two punts for nine yards.

June 8
— The Orlando Predators (AFL) placed offensive lineman Julius Wilson on the Suspended list. Wilson signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and spent the entire season on the practice squad. He was waived in July 2008 after failing his conditioning test.

June 8
— The Pittsburgh Power (AFL) placed offensive lineman Mike Byrne on the suspended list. Byrne attended training camp with the Dolphins in 2008, but was waived during final cuts.

June 9 — The Calgary Stampeders (CFL) released defensive back Scorpio Babers. Babers spent part of the 2008 season on the Dolphins practice squad.

June 9
— The Omaha Nighthawks (UFL) added offensive lineman Julius Wilson to the reserve/unsigned list.

June 13
— The Orlando Predators (AFL) activated offensive lineman Julius Wilson from the Suspended list.

June 13
— The Pittsburgh Power (AFL) activated offensive lineman Mike Byrne from the suspended list. 

June 14
—The Omaha Nighthawks (UFL) removed defensive end Brian Johnston and offensive lineman Julius Wilson from the reserve/unsigned list. Johnston spent part of the 2010 offseason with the team but was waived before training camp.

June 20
— The Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) transferred defensive back Courtney Bryan to the suspended list. Bryan appeared in 19 games for the Dolphins over the 2007 and 2008 seasons, recording 14 tackles.

June 20
— The Toronto Argonauts (CFL) released wide receivers Todd Lowber and P. K. Sam. Lowber was signed to the Dolphins practice squad in November 2008 and earned a future contract in 2009, but waived on June 1. Sam spent part of the 2006 season on the Dolphins' practice squad and played in NFL Europa for the team in 2007 before being released during final cuts.

June 20
— The Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL) signed offensive lineman Matt Spanos to a contract. Spanos spent 2008 training camp with the Dolphins after signing as an undrafted free agent from USC.

June 25
— The Calgary Stampeders (CFL) transferred offensive lineman Dimitri Tsoumpas to the injured list. A CFL All-Star, Tsoumpas signed with the Dolphins in January 2010 but was waived in late July.

June 25
— The Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) released defensive lineman Rodrique Wright. A seventh-round pick by the Dolphins out of Texas in 2006, Wright appeared in 13 games (nine starts) over three seasons with the team, recording 28 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

June 25
— The Toronto Argonauts (CFL) released wide receiver James Robinson. Robinson spent part of the 2009 season on the Dolphins practice squad before being released on Nov. 4.

June 28
— The Virginia Destroyers (UFL) signed quarterback Pat White to a contract. A second-round pick in 2009, White was 0-for-5 passing as a rookie with 81 rushing yards and one fumble on 21 carries. He was waived prior to the 2010 season.

June 29
— The Jacksonville Sharks (AFL) activated defensive back Scorpio Babers from the other league/exempt list and placed him on the refused to report list.

June 29
— The Omaha Nighthawks (UFL) signed linebacker Morlon Greenwood and offensive lineman Joe Toledo to contracts. Originally selected by the Dolphins in the third round in 2001 out of Syracuse, Greenwood totaled 298 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in 62 games over four seasons with the team. The Dolphins' fourth-round pick in 2006, Toledo did not appear a game in two seasons with the Dolphins.


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Chris J. Nelson majored in journalism at Georgia State University and currently works 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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