Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Parmele released; other roster moves made

With a bye week this week, the Dolphins have some extra time to make roster moves and get a few new players acclimated to the system before they have to suit up for any games.

Looking to make some adjustments, the team has released RB Jalen Parmele and signed TE Joey Haynos. Parmele had not been active in the team's first three games. Still, I think he has a good amount of upside, and I hope he passes through waivers and the team finds a spot for him on the practice squad.

Haynos (6'7", 266 lbs.) was an undrafted rookie free agent this year picked up by the Packers. He went to college at Maryland and is 24 years old.

Here is an excerpt from his Prospect page at
Compares To: BEN UTECHT-Indianapolis...Haynos is a better position blocker than Utecht, but like the Colts' tight end, he has the long reach, large hands and body control to secure a catch in a crowd. Haynos uses his size to shield the ball from defenders and with his long running stride, he creates a mismatch for safeties attempting to cover him when running up the seam. He struggles some to gain leverage blocking in-line due to his size, but compensates with a strong hand punch and good hand placement. He works the sideline better than most college tight ends, showing urgency getting to the off-target throws and the reach and field awareness to make sideline catches seem routine.
The Dolphins also adjusted their practice squad, releasing TE Drew Atchison and signing G Matt McChesney.

According to the Sun-Sentinel:
McChesney began his NFL career as a defensive tackle with the Rams in 2005. He was signed to the Jets' practice squad midway through his rookie season before being activated to the team's 53-man roster for the final three games.

He spent all of 2006 on the Jets' practice squad before being converted to the offensive line during the 2007 offseason. McChesney spent the first two games of the 2008 season on the Jets' practice squad before being released.
Here is what the team's practice squad looks like now:
  1. CB Will Billingsley
  2. RB Lex Hilliard
  3. TE Matthew Mulligan
  4. LB Tyson Smith
  5. WR Anthony Armstrong
  6. DT Anthony Toribio
  7. LB Rob Ninkovich
  8. G Matt McChesney

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