Final cutdown day always is a nerve-racking experience for all NFL players who aren't established veterans or high draft picks. It was even more of a roller-coaster ride this year for a Dolphins rookie.
Rookie John Nalbone
, a fifth-round pick from Monmouth University, ended up making the 53-man roster, but it wasn't that simple for him.
A scource told Scout.com that Nalbone was told by the Dolphins at some point in the day he was going to be waived.
Yet he wasn't among the 12 players who were let go on Saturday.
The reason? According to a source, the Dolphins changed their minds and decided to keep Nalbone because of concern about a knee issue involving backup tight end David Martin.
For that reason, the Dolphins decided they wanted to keep four tight ends on the roster. Along with Nalbone and Martin, the Dolphins also kept on the roster starter Anthony Fasano and Joey Haynos.