NFL Roster Cuts: Predicting the Miami Dolphins' Final 53-Man Roster

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NFL Roster Cuts: Predicting the Miami Dolphins' Final 53-Man Roster
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The Miami Dolphins concluded their 2011 preseason with a 17-3 victory over the Dallas Cowboys and a 3-1 record.

But after a largely meaningless exhibition finale, the real action begins as the final cuts loom this weekend.

The Dolphins enter Friday with 80 players on the active roster and must clear 27 roster spots to get down to just 53 players in anticipation of the regular season.

As I've done since the beginning of training camp, I will once again be predicting the Dolphins' final 53-man roster after cuts. With the deadline for final cuts being this Saturday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. ET, this stands as my final prediction.

Remember, the Dolphins' cuts could come any time on Friday or Saturday, so keep it locked here for all the coverage and analysis! Also, keep in mind that the team will probably claim a few players off waivers from other teams' cuts, so not everyone is safe—even if they survive the initial cut to 53!

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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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