Veteran RB Sony Michel launched as Miami Dolphins trim listing

MIAMI — Dolphins unleash veteran’s escape Sony Michel on Monday among 13 moves they made before Tuesday’s deadline to slash their roster to 53 players.

Dolphins also release a wide receiver Mohamed Sanudefensive defender Quincy Wilson and offensive linemen Adam Pankey. Miami releases offensive midfielder Blaise Andriesdefensive midfielder Niles Scott and Owen Carney Jr., run backwards Gerrid Doaks and ZaQuandre Whiteand cornerback Elijah Hamilton.

backside Calvin Munson placed on the injured reserve. backside Darius Hodge and rear defense D’Angelo Ross released/injured and will return to the IR if they are not claimed for waivers.

Michel, 27, signed a $2.1 million one-year contract with the Dolphins in May after spending one season with the Los Angeles Rams. He was very important to them after taking over as the team’s starter on Week 13; His 540 yard rush from Week 13 to Week 18 is the third-most in the NFL. He grew up in the Miami area, playing football at American Heritage School, about 20 miles from Hard Rock Stadium.

The former first-round draft pick is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots and has rushed for 3,137 yards and 18 touchdowns in four NFL seasons.

Miami has Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin on his list when running back, as well as fullback Alec Ingold.

Teams have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET to meet the 53-player limit. The Dolphins list stands at 67 after Monday’s early move.

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