The Miami Dolphins have made their first roster move following yesterday’s final cuts, claiming rookie tight end Will Yeatman off waivers from the New England Patriots.
Undrafted out of Maryland, Yeatman was a surprise cut among some of the Boston media after he had outperformed rookie fifth-round pick Lee Smith, who was also waived yesterday.
To make room for Yeatman on the active roster, the Dolphins waived seventh-round rookie nose tackle Frank Kearse. Assuming he clears waivers, Kearse could end up back on the practice squad.
A blocking specialist, Yeatman joins Anthony Fasano and Jeron Mastrud (for now) as the Dolphins tight ends on the active roster. Undrafted rookie Brett Brackett has also returned on the practice squad.