Friday, November 6, 2009

Miami Dolphins Alumni Update (October 2009)

In a new feature which I plan to roll out at the end of every month, I'll be sharing brief updates on all the transactions around the NFL (and possibly other leagues as well) involving players that used to be under contract with the Dolphins.

As someone that follows the league as a whole, I'm always interested in the day-to-day transactions, and always keep an eye out for Dolphins alumni.

This monthly feature should allow you to do a bit of the same, without being anywhere near the nerd I am. Enjoy!
  • 10/2 - The Toronto Argonauts (CFL) activated wide receiver P. K. Sam from the injured list. Sam was on the Dolphins' practice squad for part of 2006 and played for the team during the 2007 preseason.
  • 10/2 - The Calgary Stampeders (CFL) activated defensive end Mike Labinjo from the injured list. Labinjo was a linebacker for the Dolphins in 2005 and 2006, but did not appear in a game.
  • 10/6 - The Baltimore Ravens placed linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo on injured reserve with a ton quadriceps. Ayanbadejo played 32 games for the Dolphins from 2003 to 2004.
  • 10/8 - The Cincinnati Bengals waived cornerback Geoffrey Pope and re-signed him to the practice squad. Pope spent the 2007 preseason with the Dolphins after signing with the team as an undrafted rookie out of Howard, and went on to earn a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants.
  • 10/11 - The California Redwoods (UFL) released wide receiver Bobby Sippio. Sippio spent part of the 2004 season with the Dolphins on injured reserve.
  • 10/12 - The St. Louis Rams re-signed linebacker K. C. Asiodu to their practice squad. Asiodu spent part of October on the Dolphins' practice squad.
  • 10/13 - The Seattle Seahawks placed offensive tackle Brandon Frye on injured reserve with a neck injury. Frye spent part of last season with the Dolphins as a reserve offensive lineman, but was waived during final cuts on Sept. 5.
  • 10/14 - The New England Patriots re-signed linebacker Junior Seau. The future Hall of Famer played three seasons with the Dolphins from 2003 to 2005, recording 189 tackles and five sacks.
  • 10/14 - The Seattle Seahawks signed offensive tackle Damion McIntosh to their active roster, and signed guard Mark Lewis to their practice squad. McIntosh started 43 games for the Dolphins from 2004 to 2006, while Lewis attended 2009 training camp with the Dolphins as an undrafted rookie.
  • 10/14 - The BC Lions (CFL) signed wide receiver Kerry Reed and defensive end Abraham Wright to the practice roster. Reed played in one game with the Dolphins in 2007 as an undrafted rookie, while Wright spent his only season with the Dolphins on injured reserve after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
  • 10/17 - The New York Jets released defensive tackle Howard Green, only to re-sign him to three days later on Oct. 20. Green spent 2006 training camp with the Dolphins but did not make the team.
  • 10/19 - The Calgary Stampedes (CFL) placed wide receiver Teyo Johnson on the injured list. Johnson attended training camp with the Dolphin in 2006 as a tight end, but did not make the team.
  • 10/19 - The California Redwoods (UFL) placed safety Norman LeJeune on injured reserve. LeJeune spent part of the 2004 and 2005 seasons with the Dolphins, recording two tackles in seven games.
  • 10/20 - The Seattle Seahawks released guard Mark Lewis from the practice squad.
  • 10/20 - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) signed offensive lineman Matt Spanos to the practice squad. Spanos attended 2008 training camp with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent, but did not make the team.
  • 10/21 - The Detroit Lions signed defensive tackle Joe Cohen to the practice squad. Cohen spent part of the 2008 season on the Dolphins' practice squad and attended training camp with the team in 2009.
  • 10/21 - The St. Louis Rams promoted linebacker K. C. Asiodu to the active roster.
  • 10/21 - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed guard Shawn Murphy off waivers from the Dolphins. Murphy was the Dolphins' fourth-round pick in 2008, but did not play a game with the team.
  • 10/21 - The Washington Redskins signed wide receiver Anthony Armstrong to the practice squad. Armstrong spent the 2008 and 2009 preseasons with the Dolphins and also spent the entire 2008 regular season on the team's practice squad.
  • 10/26 - The California Redwoods (UFL) signed offensive tackle Cory Lekkerkerker. Lekkerkerker played on 11 games (two starts) for the Dolphins in 2007.
  • 10/27 - The San Diego Chargers signed offensive lineman Joe Toledo to the practice squad. The Dolphins' fourth-round pick in 2006, but did not play a game in two seasons with the team.
  • 10/29 - The New Orleans Saints placed fullback Heath Evans on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed fullback Kyle Eckel. Evans played six games (two starts) for the Dolphins in 2005, while Eckel spent Sept. 2005 to Sept. 2007 but was never active.
  • 10/29 - The Montreal Alouettes (CFL) placed defensive tackle Eric Wilson on the injured list. Wilson spent 2004 and 2005 with the Dolphins as an offensive lineman, but did not appear in a game.
  • 10/29 - The Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) placed wide receiver Maurice Mann on the injured list. Mann spent part of the 2004 season on the Dolphins' active roster, but did not appear in a game.