Over the past week, the Miami Dolphins have been busy trimming their roster in order to reach the 80-player limit by Tuesday. The team released anonymous camp bodies Mike Rivera, Johnny Jones, Jose Perez and K.J. Gerard.
At the time of this writing, the 'Fins must still cut another player in order to reach 80, but they will probably cut a few extras in order to make room for new signings. This stage gives Miami a chance to fill out their remaining roster holes and grab some players that they missed out on during past drafts or undrafted free agency signing periods.
Every NFL team has ineffective rookies and useless veterans stashed away on the dark depths of their rosters, and cutting that dead weight is a welcome progression towards the regular season. However, one man's trash is often another man's gold.
Here's five players recently-released players that the Dolphins should plunder.