Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dolphins re-sign defensive ends Clifton Geathers, Rob Rose to practice squad

With two spots open on their practice squad, the Miami Dolphins brought back two familiar faces in rookie defensive ends Clifton Geathers and Rob Rose.

Geathers and Rose take the practice squad spots of defensive end Ryan Baker and tight end Jeron Mastrud, who were promoted to the Dolphins' active roster on Friday and Tuesday, respectively.

Both claimed off waivers by the Dolphins after final cuts, Geathers was drafted in the sixth round by Cleveland out of South Carolina in April, while Rose initially joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent from Ohio State.

After being inactive for the regular season opener against the Buffalo Bills, Geathers was waived to make room for Erik Walden on Sept. 14. Geathers was re-signed to the practice squad a days later, but let go again when the team re-signed Micah Johnson to the practice squad.

Rose was also cut before the Dolphins' Week Two contest, waived on Sept. 17 to make room for Ryan Baker.

With four healthy defensive ends on the active roster due to Jared Odrick's fractured fibula, Geathers and Rose will likely work with a mixture of second- and third-team defenders in practice.

Geathers should continue to wear No. 62, which he wore during his brief practice squad stint last week when Lionel Dotson took his No. 95. Rose will again take No. 56.

Both players will make roughly $5,200 a week on the practice squad, although they are eligible to be signed to another team's active roster at any time.

As always, check out the updated projected depth chart reflecting these transactions here.

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