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Miami Dolphins: 5 Veterans Who Won’t Make the 53-Man Roster

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Miami Dolphins: 5 Veterans Who Won't Make 53-Man Roster

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The Miami Dolphins have positional battles across the entire depth chart that should be quite heated this offseason. While battles typically mean that the team is quite talented, it also makes the jobs of GM Dennis Hickey and HC Joe Philbin that much more difficult.

Here are the five veterans who will not make the Miami 53-man roster this season.

5. WR Damian Williams

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5. WR Damian Williams

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Williams, the former Tennessee Titan, has had a very underwhelming career thus far and is looking to turn things around in Miami. He may struggle to do so being buried on the depth chart behind Miami's four leading receivers from last season at the wide receiver position. Williams seems to have little upside at this point in his career and was likely brought in as a camp body to push younger players and KR Marcus Thigpen.

4. LB Jason Trusnik

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4. LB Jason Trusnik

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LB Jason Trusnik has been one of the better special teams players for the Miami organization during his tenure with the team and has been one of the team's most underrated offseason signings in quite some time. Trusnik, however, will have his hands full in a battle with LBs Jelani Jenkins, Jordan Tripp, Jonathan Freeney and others for the back up linebacker spots. Trusnik's age and limited athleticism may be the final nail in his coffin.

3. S Don Jones

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3. S Don Jones

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S Don Jones wrote his own ticket out of Miami when he sent out a few tweets about St. Louis DE Michael Sam and his boyfriend being shown on national television when Sam was drafted in May. While Jones is entitled to his own opinion, he has to understand that he must be professional and that he represents an entire organization every time he hits "send". Jones is no better than a solid special teams player. He will not be missed.

2. KR Marcus Thigpen

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2. KR Marcus Thigpen

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KR Marcus Thigpen really came back down to earth last season after putting together a stellar campaign as a returner two seasons ago. Thigpen really struggled to get anything going in the return game last season. Add in the fact that rookies WR Jarvis Landry and CB Walt Aikens both have return experience, although Thigpen has the speed to kill and is very versatile, his chances of making the team as a returner are very slim.

1. RB Daniel Thomas

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1. RB Daniel Thomas

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RB Daniel Thomas has struggled to live up to the high expectations of being a second round draft pick. Coming out of Kansas State, Thomas was thought to be a hard-nosed runner who could push the pile and pick up extra yards after contact. Thus far, that has not been the case during his tenure with Miami. With RBs Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller, Mike Gillislee and UDFA Damien Williams on the roster, Thomas may struggle to make the team.

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