Dolphins News: Update for Oct 26, 1995
*** DOLPHINS NEWS ***
The Dolphins have announced the signing of linebacker Antonio
Armstrong to the active roster from the practice squad. Armstrong was
signed to the practice squad last week.
Oct 26, 1995: -- Update for Oct 26, 1995 --
To make room for Armstrong, the Dolphins have released
perennial also-ran QB Doug Pederson from the regular squad.
The Dolphins have also signed defensive end Arthur Bussie and
wide receiver Demeris Johnson to the practice squad.
In other news, Dan Marino participated in his first full day
of practice yesterday and the word out of Miami is that he's ready to
go - and that he's mad, very mad. See the ESPNet web page (at
http://espnet.sportszone.com/) for a nice article about Dan and how
Also, the latest word is that contract talks between Marino
and the Dolphins for a contract extension have stalled. The Dolphins
were trying to sign Dan to an extension to reduce his salary under
this year's cap and give the Dolphins some room to sign some of next
year's free agents. The reported salary would have made him the
highest paid player in the league.
The news on Eric Green is that he will be out for 4-6 weeks
from the time of his surgery last week for cartilage damage in his
knee. However, he has been upgraded from "out" to "doubtful" for this
week's game against the Bills.
And in case anyone still hasn't heard, Trace Armstrong has
been signed to 5 year contract extension worth a reported $8.9
The release of Doug Pederson is becoming practically a weekly
event and is relatively unimportant. I don't know anything about
Antonio Armstrong, but since he's a linebacker, I wonder if he's being
signed to try and give the special teams a boost.
The signing of Demeris Johnson to the practice squad is also
becoming an annual event, but I don't have any information on Arthur
The news on Marino is not surprising. Anyone who saw him on
the sidelines at Sunday's game knows that he's fed up with the team's
performance - just like the rest of us. He is reported to have yelled
at some of his teammates on the plane back from New York for laughing
after the game. He's also been - how shall I put it... a little
short-tempered when speaking with the press?
The news on Eric Green is bad, but not disastrous. Without
Green, the Dolphins ran effectively last Sunday and he'll be back
later in the season.
Trace Armstrong's signing is not surprising, considering how
effective he's been this year. IMHO, he's been the best pass-rushing
defensive lineman of the Dolphins this year.
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