By Tyler McMullen @Direct_Snap on August 19, 2014
The Miami Dolphins are looking like a player in the AFC through two preseason games, but these five players may not last much longer once the team looks to cut down to the mandatory 53-man roster within the coming weeks.
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A former third-round pick, Egnew is surely on the bubble and has been for quite some time now. With TE Charles Clay on the bench recovering from a nagging injury, the team has been using Egnew as their "joker" tight end to replace Clay, but don't be surprised if Egnew is cut once Clay returns. The former Missouri Tiger has made little to no impact for Miami and has shown little promise when given in-game opportunities to shine.
Freeny was on the Week 2 edition of Miami players on the roster bubble and can thank the emergence of undrafted rookie free agent Chris McCain for remaining on this list. McCain has unseated Freeny as the team's second-string outside linebacker with rookie Jordan Tripp and has looked like the top candidate to challenge OLB Philip Wheeler for his job. Freeny has shown little impact this preseason and may not remain in Miami much longer.
Similar to Freeny, Jones was on this list last week and remains on this week coming in at No. 3. Unlike Freeny, however, Jones is on the list simply because he has looked awful thus far and has been outshone by players such as Michael Thomas and Walt Aikens. Jones is one of the team's special teams aces, therefore this would be quite a difficult decision to let Jones go. But when push comes to shove, it very well could happen.
Hazel has yet to make any sort of impact for Miami through the air and was never really seen as a lock to make the 53-man roster anyway. The sixth-round pick will likely be cut shortly in favor of players such as Damian Williams, Kevin Cone and Armon Binns. Hazel does have practice squad eligibility, but he may be claimed off waivers before Miami is able to place him on their practice squad.
Oh man, where should I begin with this one? Thomas has been the fanbase's whipping boy for the past two seasons now after being known as the team's "power-back" yet running softer than a cream puff. Thomas does have the talent to be a successful NFL back, but his time is coming to a close in Miami if he cannot put together a solid outing against Dallas this Saturday night. Damien Williams, an UDFA, may take his place.
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