Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dolphins re-sign CB Evan Oglesby; waive DE Rob Rose

The Miami Dolphins have brought back a familiar face, re-signing cornerback Evan Oglesby for his fourth stint with the organization.

Rookie defensive end Rob Rose was waived to make room for Oglesby on the roster, and should fill the empty practice squad spot once he clears waivers.


Background

An undrafted free agent out of North Alabama in 2005, Oglesby originally signed with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent, but did not make the team out of training camp.

After two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Oglesby spent the 2007 season with the Dallas Cowboys. He returned to Baltimore in 2008, but was waived prior to the 2009 season.

Signed by the Dolphins on November 24, 2009, Oglesby was waived four days later to make room for practice squad defensive end Ryan Baker. Oglesby was re-signed on December 11.

Switching jersey numbers from 41 to 27, Oglesby spent the 2010 offseason with the Dolphins and opened training camp on the Non-Football Illness list. He was released on Aug. 3, only to be re-signed a day later when undrafted rookie cornerback A. J. Wallace left the team.

Wallace eventually landed on injured reserve with an ankle injury during the preseason, and was let go with an injury settlement on Aug. 18. He has been a free agent since.

With cornerback Benny Sapp now wearing Oglesby's old No. 27, Oglesby will switch to his third number with the franchise and wear No. 31.


Analysis

Oglesby returns to the Dolphins after receiving an injury settlement and waiting the mandatory seven weeks into the regular season.

It's not a huge impact signing though, as Oglesby is somewhat of a journeyman that doesn't have starting ability or any real upside.

What Oglesby does bring is experience and special-teams ability, which is something the Dolphins are still sorely lacking in the middle of the 2010 season.

Oglesby will provide depth at cornerback with Jason Allen and Benny Sapp struggling and Nolan Carroll nursing an injury, but he's unlikely to have much of an impact in games.

As for Rose, it's no surprise to see him cut, as he'd yet to appear in a game this season despite all the Dolphins' injuries at defensive end.

It appears Clifton Geathers, who was promoted to the active roster Saturday and dressed against the Steelers while Rose was inactive, has indeed leapfrogged Rose on the depth chart.

There Dolphins' have a spot open on the practice squad vacated by Geathers last week, so it seems likely Rose will be added back there if he clears waivers.

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


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