The Miami Dolphins don't have to make any cuts for another two weeks, but they have decided to trim a bloated wide receiver position and waive two-year veteran Brooks Foster, according to Ben Volin.
A fifth-round pick by the St. Louis Rams out of North Carolina in 2009, Foster spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He was waived by the Rams during the 2010 preseason.
The New York Jets claimed Foster off waivers but let him go shortly after during final cuts. He was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad on Sept. 30 of last year and remained there the rest of the season before signing a future contract in January.
The release of Foster, who was one of seven to not play in the preseason opener and was not at practice Monday, gives the Dolphins 83 players on the active 90-man roster, and nine total receivers.
The Dolphins now have nine receivers on the roster, with only five, maybe six sticking around for the regular season. The next receivers on the chopping block are likely Patrick Carter and Julius Pruitt, who should be considered extremely long shot to make the roster.
With the top four receivers set, those in real contention for the fifth spot are Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore, though, I'd have to consider Wallace the favorite. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Wallace has nice size and good hands to go along with fantastic special teams ability.
Expect Moore to get the axe last because he just hasn't done enough to stick around. Undrafted rookie Phillip Livas, meanwhile, will be cut if the Dolphins choose to keep five receivers, or make the team as a return specialist if they choose to keep six. He certainly gave the Dolphins something to think about with that 75-yard punt return touchdown in Atlanta.
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 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.