New Safety In Town

The Dolphins' one roster move on Tuesday did not involve a trade, but the signing of safety Brannon Condren. He takes the place of another safety, Tyrone Culver, who was released. We get the lowdown on the newest member of the Dolphins from's Brad Keller.

Condren spent his rookie season in 2007 with the Colts before being released in the final cuts this summer. He was claimed off waivers by the Rams, where he spent the first five weeks of this season before being released.

Here's what Keller, who watched Condren during his time with the Colts, had to say about Condren:

"Condren's a great try-hard player in the mold of Matt Giordano. He always seems to be around the ball and never stops moving, which makes him an excellent special teams fit. I was actually surprised that he got cut and the Colts kept Jamie Silva when the roster got trimmed to 53. Condren made more plays in the preseason, but Silva was out of position less frequently, so they probably kept him for his upside as an actual safety, not just a teams guy.

"But, ultimately, I think his ceiling is the same as Giordano's -- a superb player in the kicking game and a good sub-package and spot starter, but not someone you'd want out there every week as 'the guy.' "

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