On a day filled with personnel shake-ups around the NFL, the Miami Dolphins welcomed a veteran receiver to practice.
Brian Hartline, one of the team's best pass-catchers the past three seasons, rejoined workouts Friday after missing all four exhibition games because of a left calf injury. He bolsters a receiving group that was lackluster in training camp.
''We've had some rough times,'' Hartline said. ''Maybe I can add a little spark to the group to ignite us and get us going.''
Hartline's return came as the Dolphins made cuts to reach the regular-season 53-man roster limit while also shopping for upgrades among the players released around the league.
The process will continue through the weekend before the team reconvenes Monday to prepare for the season opener Sept. 9 at Houston.
''This is a very fluid time for the roster the next couple of days,'' coach Joe Philbin said. ''It's an anxious time for the players and coaches.''
Among those waived by the Dolphins were three rece...