The Roster Cuts

The Dolphins, along with every team in the NFL, got down to the mandate 53-man roster limit on Saturday, cutting 20 players to get the job done. The biggest names among those released were tight end David Martin, wide receiver Patrick Turner and quarterback Pat White.

Here is the complete list of moves:

Contracts Terminated

TE David Martin

DT Montavious Stanley


S Jonathon Amaya

DT Ryan Baker

DE Lionel Dotson

G Ray Feinga

LB J.D. Folsom

T Andrew Gardner

OL Andrew Hartline

CB Kevin Hobbs

FB Rolly Lumbala

LB Chris McCoy

DB Nate Ness

WR Julius Pruitt

LB Austin Spitler

OG Donald Thomas

WR Patrick Turner

LB Erik Walden

S Ross Weaver

QB Pat White

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The Dolphins on Saturday also made official the acquisition of offensive lineman Pat McQuistan from Dallas in exchanged for a 2011 draft pick.

So after Saturday's moves, the roster breaks down this way by position:

QUARTERBACKS (3): Chad Henne, Chad Pennington, Tyler Thigpen

RUNNING BACKS (5): Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Patrick Cobbs, Lex Hilliard, Lousaka Polite

WIDE RECEIVERS (5): Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, Roberto Wallace, Marlon Moore

TIGHT ENDS (2): Anthony Fasano, John Nalbone

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9): Jake Long, Richie Incognito, Jake Grove, John Jerry, Vernon Carey, Joe Berger, Cory Procter, Pat McQuistan, Lydon Murtha

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (7): Kendall Langford, Randy Starks, jared Odrick, Paul Soliai, Marques Douglas, Tony McDaniel, Charles Grant

LINEBACKERS (9): Karlos Dansby, Channing Crowder, Cameron Wake, Ikaika Alama-Francis, Koa Misi, Charlie Anderson, Quentin Moses, Tim Dobbins, Micah Johnson

DEFENSIVE BACKS (10): Vontae Davis, Sean Smith, Yeremiah Bell, Chris Clemons, Will Allen, Jason Allen, Nolan Carroll, Benny Sapp, Tyrone Culver, Reshad Jones

SPECIALISTS (3): Dan Carpenter, Brandon Fields, John Denney

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