Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dolphins promote Anderson Russell from practice squad

The Miami Dolphins opened a roster spot on Wednesday when they waived wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, but they didn't replace him until the day before their matchup with the Colts in Indianapolis.

The Dolphins promoted safety Anderson Russell from the practice squad on Saturday, signing him to a new contract to add him to the 53-man roster and replace Armstrong, who has since been claimed off waivers by the Jaguars.

Russell will provide the Dolphins with additional secondary depth with cornerback Richard Marshall's continued absence, although his only real role against the Colts if he is active for the game will probably be special teams.

A third-year undrafted player out of Ohio State, Russell spent the entire 2011 season on the Dolphins' practice squad and has spent most of the 2012 season there as well, except for a brief three-day stint as a free agent in early October.

This will be Russell's first active roster experience since November of 2010, when he played in two games as a member of the Washington Redskins. That remains his only regular season experience to-date, when he recorded two tackles on special teams and failed to register a snap on defense.