A lot of teams around the NFL surprised a lot of people with some of the cuts they made in trimming their roster to the league-mandated 53-man limit on Saturday.
The Miami Dolphins weren’t one of them. That is, unless you consider the release of former CFL linebacker Deon Lacey to be a surprise.
Lacey was probably the most notable player let go by the Dolphins, whose biggest headline came from the signing of safety T.J. Ward to a four-year, $24 million extension.
The extension came as Lacey fell on the wrong side of the roster bubble after many thought he might have carved out a niche for himself at least on special teams during what was a mostly impressive preseason.
Lacey proved to be a bit of a liability in pass coverage, though, allowing a couple of plays to be made on his watch during the Dolphins 30-9 win over the Vikings last Thursday, and so he was let go.