Dyer survived that challenge and it was Ayanbadejo who was let go when the team made its final roster cuts.
But Ayanbadejo is back this year, and Dyer figures to face another, perhaps more difficult, battle.
The feeling was that Ayanbadejo probably didn't have enough time in the Dolphins system last summer and also that the Dolphins wanted to see if Dyer could become a factor in the passing game.
The big issue this offseason has been Dyer's weight. He seems heavier than last year, which probably isn't going to do him much good when it comes to coming out of the backfield to catch passes.
That is something Ayanbadejo does well, along with playing solid special teams.
The bottom line here is that time very well may be running out on Dyer, who remains the best blocking fullback on the roster but who may be too one-dimensional to keep around.
Note: The next edition of the Daily Take will be Tuesday, May 27.