We weren’t quite sure who the Dolphins cut to make room for Erik Walden yesterday. After a phenomenal preseason, Micah Johnson was shown the door today, and is now being exposed to the waiver wire. Personally, I really hope he clears, because the Dolphins would be wise to store him on the practice squad, polish him up a little bit this season, then see if he’s ready to contribute a year from now.
On another surprising note, the Dolphins reportedly worked out former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Adalius Thomas. Thomas is still available after a disappointing season with the Patriots last year, both on and off the field. After Cameron Wake and Koa Misi put in a solid performance against the Bills, in which both recorded their first sacks of the season, I’m a little puzzled as to why Ireland would chose to go after an outside linebacker. You would think a defensive end would make more sense with Odrick out a couple weeks.
Omar Kelly is speculating that if Thomas signs with the Dolphins, Channing Crowder, who has missed a month with a groin injury, could go on the IR. Replacing Crowder with a veteran makes sense, but why would they replace a inside linebacker with an outside linebacker?
Quentin Moses, meanwhile, spent today’s practice with the first-team at strong side outside linebacker. It appears the Dolphins were trying him out a bit with the starters, to see how much of an upgrade Thomas would be. That makes a little more sense considering Moses and Thomas play the same position.
Nonetheless, I guess we will just have to wait and see how this plays out, but another interesting day of acquisitions and speculation at Dolphins camp.