Egnew struggled to find a role in Bill Lazor's new, up-tempo offense. Egnew spent most of his snaps at fullback last season, and that role is not needed this season. Egnew failed to play consistently as a tight end in practices or games.
Cutting Egnew also should serve as a warning shot to draft picks of former general manager Jeff Ireland. New Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey has no ties and no bias to those draft picks. Recent draft busts such as running back Daniel Thomas and others must produce to make the 53-man roster.
In addition to cutting Michael Egnew, the Dolphins also waived/injured CB Jalil Brown and waived DL Michajah Reynolds. Miami will play its third preseason game Saturday night against the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life Stadium.