NFL teams have until Tuesday afternoon to cut down their preseason roster to 75 players. It appears the Dolphins have already begun to do so, though, as offensive lineman Jeff Braun and defensive lineman Chris Burnette indicated their release on twitter:
The Miami Dolphin organization is a class act. Thankful I was given a shot, but this business is a tough one for sure. On to the next…
— Jeff Braun™ (@JEFFBRAUN57) August 23, 2013
Thank you to the @MiamiDolphins organization for giving me the opportunity of living my dream. Wish their organization the best of luck
— Chris Burnette (@relentless_90) August 23, 2013
Neither Braun and Burnette had a realistic shot to make the team, so their release comes as no surprise. It’s possible they aren’t the only two players to be let go, however, as others may have declined to announce their departures on twitter.