Sunday, October 19, 2008

Roster/Practice squad moves; Soliai suspended

The Dolphins made several roster moves this week.

Most notably, the team signed FB Lousaka Polite, who will start at fullback on Sunday against the Ravens, as Casey Cramer has been declared out with an ankle injury. To make room for Polite, the team waived T Kirk Barton.

Polite (6'0", 245 lbs.) played for Tony Sparano, Bill Parcells, and Jeff Ireland in Dallas from 2004-2006. Last season he played in 5 games for the Bears, posting 8 special teams tackles.

The team also made some adjustments to its practice squad. CB Will Billingsley was brought back, and LB Will Kershaw was added. LB Marc Magro and DT Anthony Toribio were released to make room.
[Kershaw is]...a Maryland product who has had practice squad and training camp stints with Houston, Denver, Kansas City and the Saints in his three NFL seasons.
Here is what the team's practice squad looks like now:
  1. RB Lex Hilliard
  2. TE Matthew Mulligan
  3. WR Anthony Armstrong
  4. LB Rob Ninkovich
  5. G Matt McChesney
  6. RB Jalen Parmele
  7. CB Will Billingsley
  8. LB Will Kershaw
Finally, the team has suspended DT Paul Soliai for one game for violating unspecified team rules. This is disappointing because Soliai has significant potential, but ever since entering the league he's only been known for having a poor work ethic. It seemed he was making some progress this year, as he's played in every game, and served as a serviceable rotation man behind Jason Ferguson. This suspension is a step back in his progress. Hopefully, it won't completely derail him.

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