The Miami Dolphins have waived two more players as the team winds its roster to the allotted number of players for the scheduled start of training camp on Tuesday.
Quarterback Jake Rudock, a former St. Thomas Aquinas standout, and wide receiver Ricardo Louis, who played at Miami Beach Senior High, were cut on Saturday.
The Dolphins roster now sits at 84 players.
NFL teams may enter training camp with up to 90 players but must reduce their training camp rosters down to 80 by Aug. 18.
If the Dolphins wish to remain above the 80-man threshold, they must split practice sessions into two groups: one for rookie and second-year players, and another for all other veterans.
Dolphins rookies, quarterbacks and other injured players already were tested for COVID-19 last week, while the rest of the Dolphins veterans are expected to arrive for testing on Tuesday.
NFL players must have test negative for COVID-19 twice before being allowed into team facilities.
Rudock, a former sixth-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2016, spent last season on the Dolphins practice squad with quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen on the active roster. He played at Michigan after helping Aquinas win a state and national title in 2009.
The Dolphins have typically kept three quarterbacks on their roster under Brian Flores, and Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa expects to compete in training camp.
Louis, a former fourth-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2016, never played a down for the Dolphins. He suffered a knee injury and was unable to play for Miami in 2019. He re-signed with the Dolphins on a one-year deal earlier this offseason, but will not compete for a roster spot among Miami’s loaded group of receivers.
Louis has played in 32 career games with 12 starts for Cleveland with 45 receptions for 562 yards.
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