Dolphins cut 'Hard Knocks' star Les Brown

Those cameo appearances on the popular "Hard Knocks" program are coming to an end for undersized tight end Les Brown.

He was cut by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, along with former Minnesota Vikings starting safety Tyrell Johnson.

Brown would be virtually anonymous if not for the HBO show. Brown, a former accountant and one-time college basketball player, got lots of air time in the documentary's initial three episodes. But he struggled mightily with his blocking.

"I thought he made a lot of progress and came a long way in a relatively short period of time," Miami coach Joe Philbin told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I just didn't think it was going to work out for him."

The Dolphins also placed running back Jonas Gray on the non-football injury list.

The Dolphins also cut defensive tackle Chas Alecxih, cornerback Marcus Brown, cornerback Trenton Hughes, linebacker Josh Linam, running back Jerome Messam, defensive end Jacquies Smith and cornerback Jonathan Wade.

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