New Fullback in Town

The Dolphins have replaced one former Dallas player with another former Dallas player. One day after dumping former Cowboys first-round pick Bobby Carpenter, the Dolphins added fullback Deon Anderson to take his place on the active roster.

Anderson has spent the past three seasons with Dallas after a sixth-round draft pick in 2007 when Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano were working for the Cowboys.

The 5-10, 240-pound Anderson has appeared in 39 games during his four-year career, catching nine passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. He was cut by the Cowboys this year after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus.

In addition to his work on offense as a backup to starter Lousaka Polite, Anderson also figures to contribute on special teams.

It was in that role that Carpenter ended up losing his roster spot. He was victimized by a couple of blocked punts the last couple of games and eventually that was enough for the Dolphins.


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