The days of both safety Scott McGarrahan and fullback Deon Dyer with the Dolphins are coming to an end. McGarrahan's agent has asked the team to release him or trade him, while Dyer is fighting a losing battle to save his job as Rob Konrad's backup.

"We're calling around and teams are calling us," Coach Dave Wannstedt said after Monday's practice. "This is the time of year when teams call to find out where you have a lot of numbers. We'll talk to a couple of teams and see where we're at."

The Dolphins are very deep at fullback this training camp, with Obafemi Ayanbadejo and Sedrick Irvin competing with Dyer for the backup fullback job.

Because Dyer is pretty much strictly a blocker, he's not a great fit for Norv Turner's offensive system.

The St. Louis Rams have been mentioned as one team that would be interested in Dyer's services, with the Houston Texans being another possibility.

As for McGarrahan, he would appear to be the sixth safety, which doesn't work on a team that figures to keep five.

McGarrahan hasn't gotten many repetitions on defense in recent days, and he clearly stands behind Brock Marion, Sammy Knight, Arturo Freeman, Trent Gamble and Shawn Wooden in the pecking order.

McGarrahan figures the Dolphins are going to release him anyway, so he figures it's better that it happen now so he has a better chance to hook up with another team.

That's pretty much what happened with WR Robert Baker, who asked for and was granted his release, and then was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings.

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