According to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald and really Kory Sheets’ twitter account considering he tweeted “Goodbye Miami” before the announcement was made, the Dolphins have decided to part ways with the former Purdue Boilermaker.
Sheets was passed up on the depth chart by Nic Grigsby last week in practice after he struggled to make any plays in Atlanta.
The Dolphins gave Sheets the nod over Grigsby against the Panthers, though, receiving eight carries to Grigsby’s three. Now it looks like they were simply giving him one final chance to make an impression.
Sheets is a letdown to some degree considering many thought he could potentially push to be Daniel Thomas’ compliment in the offseason.
Those fans and even media members in some cases, were probably getting a little ahead of themselves when you take into account Sheets went undrafted for a reason.
At any rate, it will be interesting to see whether or not the Dolphins add another back. They currently only have four on the roster, but that’s how many I expect they will keep when final cuts are made considering Daniel Thomas is still a big question mark and who knows if Reggie Bush can hold up for an entire season.
UPDATE: According to Pro Football Talk, the Dolphins worked out former Miami Hurricane runnning back Clinton Portis this morning. If signed, Portis would provide the Dolphins a capable workhorse in case Daniel Thomas doesn’t pan out or Reggie Bush is unable to stay healthy.