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Dolphins roster bubble: Michael Egnew

6/17/2014

The Miami Dolphins will have plenty of tough decisions to make when it comes time to put together their 53-man roster. This week we're highlighting players on the roster bubble.

Here is a preview of one player on the Dolphins’ roster bubble:

Player: TE Michael Egnew

2013 stats: Seven receptions, 69 yards

Why he could make it: The Dolphins’ coaching staff puts heavy emphasis on position flexibility. Egnew has proven he has the ability to play tight end, fullback and a hybrid H-back position. His ability to play multiple positions helped Egnew survive the roster bubble last year. The Dolphins do not have a true fullback, and Egnew is the closest thing. He also is getting a look in organized team activities at tight end to see if he can contribute there in first-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s scheme.

Why he couldn’t make it: Egnew is another draft bust of former Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland. Egnew is a former third-round pick who was expected to be a good receiving threat at tight. He’s been anything but with just seven career receptions. New Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey doesn’t have the same attachment to Egnew. Hickey drafted rookie tight end Arthur Lynch this year, and both players could be fighting for one roster spot.

Chances to stick: 50 percent