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Miami Dolphins release Sony Michel

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The Miami Dolphins released running back Sony Michel on Monday, one of a number of moves ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to reach the regular-season roster limit of 53 players.

Michel, 27, was attempting to make the Dolphins roster after three seasons with the New England Patriots and one with the Los Angeles Rams. Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin were also part of Miami’s remodeled running backs room this summer.

A 2018 first-round draft pick by New England, Michel played in 38 games (28 starts) for the Patriots and tallied 2,292 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns over three seasons. He added 26 receptions for 258 yards and a score. The Patriots traded him to the Rams last August for a sixth-round draft pick when the Rams suffered multiple injuries at running back.

Michel played in all 17 games for Los Angeles last season, starting seven, and toted the ball 208 times for 845 yards and four touchdowns while adding 21 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown. He also got at least one touch in each of the Rams’ four playoff games en route to their Super Bowl victory.

The Dolphins also released OL Adam Pankey, WR Mohamed Sanu Sr. and DB Quincy Wilson. They waived OL Blaise Andries, DL Owen Carney Jr., RB Gerrid Doaks, CB Elijah Hamilton, DT Niles Scott and RB ZaQuandre White. Miami added LB Calvin Munson to injured reserve and waived/injured LB Darius Hodge and DB D’Angelo Ross.

–Field Level Media