Miami Dolphins cut tight end Michael Egnew

Miami Dolphins tight end Michael Egnew (84) had seven receptions in his two-year career with the Dolphins.
Miami Dolphins tight end Michael Egnew (84) had seven receptions in his two-year career with the Dolphins.
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There will be no third chance for Michael Egnew.

The Dolphins on Friday cut Egnew, the tight end taken instead of local phenom T.Y. Hilton in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Egnew's career statistics with the Dolphins: seven catches for 69 yards and no touchdowns.

He has been a lightning rod among Dolphins fans since his rookie season, when Hard Knocks cameras caught then-offensive coordinator Mike Sherman telling Egnew he would cut him on the spot if he had the power.

Egnew showed some improvement in Year 2, although he was never the dynamic seam threat Jeff Ireland envisioned when he took the tight end with the 78th pick of the 2012 Draft. Only Ryan Tannehill, Olivier Vernon, Lamar Miller and Rishard Matthews remain from that draft class.

Egnew's fate might have been sealed this week when the Dolphins didn't include him in their rarely used I-formation set. Dion Sims lined up as the fullback instead of Egnew.

The Dolphins on Friday also waived defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds and waived/injured defensive back Jalil Brown. They must trim the roster to 75 players by next week.

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