The holiday didn’t stop the Dolphins from churning the roster today. According to the team’s official twitter page, the Dolphins signed tight end Dante Rosario and interior offensive lineman Ryan Cook.
To make room for the new additions, the Dolphins also waived linebacker A.J. Edds and terminated the contract of center Joe Berger.
Dante Rosario is the obvious move we’ve been anticipating, as Miami was in dire need for some credibility at the number two tight end position.
Rosario accumulated over 200 yards receiving for three straight seasons in Carolina- just the type of production the Dolphins were missing behind Fasano.
As for Ryan Cook, the Dolphins pick up a versatile O-lineman that has plenty of starting experience under his belt. Cook started 30 games in 2007-2008 and had seven starts for the Vikings last year.
I don’t see Sparano shuffling the starting line for now, as the unit was held back by him doing so a year ago. But Cook projects to bolster the Dolphins’ offensive line depth.
The termination of Joe Berger’s contract comes as no surprise. His play fell off considerably in 2010 when he was given keys to the starting position and Richie Incognito and Nate Garner have the ability to step in if something were to happen to Mike Pouncey.
A.J. Edds getting waived was unexpected, though. The Dolphins had high hopes that their 2010 fourth-round draft pick would be a solid contributor in the nickel package as a coverage specialist.
Not to mention Edds led the entire team with 18 tackles in the preseason. But apparently the addition of Kevin Burnett has weathered the need for a third linebacker with quality coverage skills.
Enjoy the rest of you Labor Day. We’ll hit the ground running tomorrow morning as the season opener is only a week from tonight.