The Dolphins cut tight end Michael Egnew, their 2012 third-round pick, on Friday, ending what turned out to be a bad experiment.
The Dolphins also cut defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds and waived/injured cornerback Jalil Brown on Friday.
Egnew, who attended Missouri, ends his Dolphins career with seven receptions for 69 yards and no touchdowns. Most likely the Dolphins will likely only keep three tight ends -- Charles Clay and Dion Sims are locks -- and Egnew didn't have a unique skill such as blocking or receiving that required the Dolphins to keep him on the roster.
Egnew, speaking after Thursday's practice, was businesslike about his chances of making the roster over fellow tight ends Arthur Lynch, Gator Hoskins, Brett Brackett and Evan Wilson.
"We're all competing for a spot and that's how it is every year," Egnew said. "Hopefully I fit into the right spot. I can't exactly tell you where I fit in just yet, but whatever I need to do to win is how I see myself fitting in."
Egnew becomes the highest draft pick the Dolphins have cut since they released quarterback Pat White, the 2009 second-round pick out of West Virginia, in September 2010.
Egnew never seemed comfortable as a blocker or receiver during his brief time with the Dolphins and didn't record a reception as a rookie.
Unfortunately for Egnew his biggest claim to fame might have been during a 2012 episode of the HBO show "Hard Knocks." In that show Mike Sherman, the Dolphins' former offensive coordinator, angrily told Egnew, a rookie, his practice performance was "terrible."
"I would cut you today if I was the general manager," Sherman said. "I would cut you."
The Dolphins host Dallas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in their third preseason game.
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