News and notes

The Dolphins will need to cut their roster to 65 players by next Tuesday, and they got an early jump when they waived wide receiver Snoop Minnis on Monday.

Minnis sealed his fate Saturday night in the preseason game against Washington when he dropped a couple of passes in the fourth quarter.

A former third-round pick of Kansas City in 2001, Minnis was hoping to resurrect his NFL career with his hometown team, but he didn't show a whole lot at practice when the opportunity was there was any wide receiver to step up.

In other news Monday:

-- The Dolphins released their new depth chart, and perhaps the most interesting development is that Antuan Edwards is now listed as the starting free safety ahead of Arturo Freeman.

Edwards, signed in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent from Green Bay, got a chance to start against Washington Saturday and responded with a strong effort.

Coach Dave Wannstedt addressed the position on Monday, saying the battle still was not determined.

-- Newly acquired Marty Booker is expected to practice with the Dolphins for the first time on Tuesday and the plan is to use him in Saturday's preseason game at Tampa Bay.

-- As Wannstedt indicated Sunday, there was more switching on the offensive today, as first-round pick Vernon Carey returned to right tackle, Greg Jerman switched from right guard to left guard, and rookie Rex Hadnot moved from left guard to right guard.


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