If eight is enough, then 11 is definitely too many.
So the Dolphins cut one of their 11 defensive linemen Wednesday, parting ways with defensive tackle Julius Warmsley.
The writing might have been on the wall for Warmsley after he was inactive the last two weeks. Newcomer Leon Orr had supplanted him on the depth chart.
Plus Earl Mitchell is nearing his return from a calf injury that landed him on injured reserve. The Dolphins are expected to designate him to return.
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Warmsley appeared in five games with the Dolphins, recording eight tackles. His release clears the way for the Dolphins to activate Chris Culliver or Zach Vigil off the physically unable to perform list.