Friday, August 22, 2014

Dolphins put an end to Michael Egnew experiment


The Michael Egnew experiment is over.

A little more than two years after taking the former Missouri Tiger in the third round of the draft, the Miami Dolphins cut ties with the underachieving tight end Friday.

Egnew caught just seven passes for 69 yards last year and played in just two games as a rookie.

2013 was a second chance of sorts after Egnew failed to show the coaches anything his first year, but he was unable to seize the opportunity. Charles Clay enters the season as the clear cut No. 1 on the depth chart, followed by the bigger-bodied Dion Sims, a fourth round pick last year.

Egnew could get a look elsewhere, and he may not have to leave the division with the New England Patriots thin at the position and always happy to gain AFC East intel.

The Dolphins also announced the release of defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds and defensive back Jalin Brown.

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