In order to make room for newly-claimed tackle Patrick Brown, the Miami Dolphins have waived offensive tackle Jermey Parnell.
A second-year lineman from Ole Miss, Parnell spent the first two games of the season inactive on game days after being claimed off waivers by the Dolphins following final cuts.
Originally a basketball player in college, Parnell played one season of football for the Rebels and went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed with the New Orleans Saints and spent his rookie season on the practice squad, working at tackle and tight end.
The Dolphins' roster is now down to 53 player and should remain unchanged before the team's Sunday night game against the New York Jets.
A borderline NFL prospect, Parnell probably isn't ready to contribute at the NFL level and might not be worthy of a spot on the active roster.
That being said, this move is not necessarily an indication the team prefers Brown's talent and upside to Parnell's.
As I discussed yesterday, there is always the possibility the Dolphins picked up Brown off waivers to pick his brain on the Jets' scheme before their matchup this weekend.
At the very least, I'd expect to see Parnell back on the practice squad next week. Anything more will depend on how the team actually views Brown and whether or not they decide to keep him around.
As always, check out the projected depth chart reflecting these transactions here.
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