Dolphins sign eight players

Nick Saban made his first official roster moves with the Dolphins on Tuesday, as the team signed eight players to "future" contracts for 2005. Of the eight, five ended the 2004 season on the Dolphins practice squad.

Those six are DE Ronald Flemons, T Tony Pape, DB Ricky Sharpe, G Jamil Soriano and LB Winston Taylor.

The other three players signed Tuesday were long-snapper William Delahoussaye, WR James Newson and DE Matt Walter. Delahoussaye was in Dolphins training camp last summer; Newson was in Dallas' camp; while Walters was with the Jets.

Incidentally, one of the two players who ended the season on the Miami practice squad but were not signed Tuesday was 2003 fifth-round pick J.R. Tolver.

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Quick correction on the story we did about the Hall of Fame finalists being announced. The Class of 2005 will consist of between three and six players, not four to seven.


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