Dolphins waive veteran tight end amid preparation for 2020 camp
The Miami Dolphins introduced some intriguing competitors for the tight end group this weekend with their low-risk bet on former top-50 NFL Draft selection Adam Shaheen. Shaheen, who has actually invested the early portion of his professional career in Chicago with the Bears, is hoping that a clean slate with a brand-new group can assist him end up being more of the player the Bears assumed he would end up being when they selected him in the 2nd-round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Shaheen’s arrival worked as a bad omen for the existing tight ends on the roster behind Mike Gesicki– and now we understand which tight end will pay the cost of Miami adding Shaheen to the mix.
The Dolphins revealed the other day afternoon that veteran tight end Michael Roberts has actually been waived from the roster, trimming down the group and clearing the method for Shaheen’s lineup spot ahead of the start of training camp.
For as frustrating as Shaheen has actually been with the Bears, Roberts’ profession has actually been just as bad– he’s only caught 13 passes since getting in the league in 2017 and has actually not played a video game considering that the 2018 season due to lingering injury concerns. Like Shaheen, Roberts is a looming presence at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, offering the required size to be a red zone danger as a receiver and the density to work as an efficient blocker in tight spaces. That role will not come from Shaheen, who will seek to unseat Durham Smythe as the team’s TE2 throughout the course of the preseason preparations for 2020.
When it comes to Roberts, his profession with the Dolphins will end without ever taking a breeze for the team. Given the current outlook of early lineup cuts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Roberts may need to wait until 2021 to when again discover himself a lineup to land on and get his next possibility to measure up to his athletic capacity.