Dolphins get down to 53

The Dolphins got down the 53-man final roster on Sunday, releasing 20 players and trading backup offensive tackle Brad Bedell to Green Bay for an undisclosed pick in the 2006 draft.

The Dolphins terminated the contracts of two veterans, wide receiver Antonio Freeman and tight end John Jones.

Waived were, alphabetically, cornerback Korey Banks, wide receiver Ronald Bellamy, defensive end T.J. Bingham, defensive tackle Nate Bolling, defensive end Ronald Flemons, linebacker Brenden Givan, defensive end Otis Grigsby, cornerback Todd Howard, cornerback Eric Joyce, fullback Ben Moa, wide receiver Carl Morris, tackle Tony Pape, running back Fred Russell, quarterback Clint Stoerner, linebacker Winston Taylor, wide receiver J.R. Tolver, safety Quintin Williams and offensive lineman Billy Yates.

The breakdown of the 53-man roster, which very well may change before next Sunday's season opener against Tennessee, is as follows:

Quarterbacks (3) - Jay Fiedler, A.J. Feeley, Sage Rosenfels.

Running backs (5) - Travis Minor, Sammy Morris, Leonard Henry, Rob Konrad, Doug Easlick.

Wide receivers (5) - Chris Chambers, Marty Booker, Derrius Thompson, Sam Simmons, Bryan Gilmore.

Tight ends (3) - Randy McMichael, Donald Lee, Ed Perry.

Offensive linemen (9) - Wade Smith, Jeno James, Seth McKinney, Taylor Whitley, John St. Clair, Vernon Carey, Rex Hadnot, Greg Jerman, Damion McIntosh.

Defensive linemen (9) - Jason Taylor, Tim Bowens, Larry Chester, David Bowens, Jeff Zgonina, Jay Williams, Chidi Ahanotu, Dario Romero, Tony Brown.

Linebackers (8) - Zach Thomas, Junior Seau, Morlon Greenwood, Derrick Pope, Tony Bua, Eddie Moore, Corey Jenkins, Brendon Ayanbadejo.

Defensive backs (9) - Patrick Surtain, Sam Madison, Sammy Knight, Antuan Edwards, Arturo Freeman, Yeremiah Bell, Will Poole, Reggie Howard, Jimmy Wyrick.

Kickers (2) - Matt Turk, Olindo Mare.


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