DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins are down to the NFL roster limit of 53. Not that it means a lot.
After a winless preseason, the Dolphins will remain quite active in searching for talent after a Friday in which they waived or released 21 players and traded backup center Ryan Cook to Dallas for a 2013 seventh-round pick to get to the required roster number. This is a team that needs help.
Miami is extremely weak at wide receiver, although there at least was good news Friday, when Brian Hartline practiced after missing the entire preseason with a calf injury. There are four quarterbacks on the roster, and one soon could be moved. And there are only three cornerbacks still around after three were dumped Friday.
There were no big surprises with the moves to get down to 53. The biggest name let go was wide receiver Clyde Gates, a fourth-round pick in 2011, but he hadn't had much of a preseason.
So now the Dolphins wait. How will their roster look after they scour the waiver wire...