A few quick Dolphins notes to help you finish up the work week:
1. Dolphins sign CFL linebacker Lee Robinson to minimum contract.
The Dolphins sure do like finding potential “acorns” up in Canada, and Robinson, a former undrafted linebacker from Alcorn State in 2009, is the latest project.
Robinson, 25, spent time with the Broncos, Cardinals and Buccaneers’ practice squads in 2009 and 2010 before joining the Edmonton Eskimos the past two seasons. Robinson wasn’t exactly a star for the Eskimos, compiling six tackles and two sacks in 10 games before being placed on the injury list in September with a quadriceps injury.
At 6-2 and 253 pounds, Robinson will compete for a roster spot as a defensive end, but odds are long that he’ll make the team in September. He joins Cameron Wake and Marcus Thigpen as current Dolphins who previously played in the CFL.
Robinson is the 48th player the Dolphins have under contract for 2013 – they can bring 90 to minicamps this summer. A look at the roster breakdown:
Offense (23)
QBs (1): Ryan Tannehill
RBs (5): Daniel Thomas, Lamar Miller, Marcus Thigpen, Jonas Gray, FB Jorvorskie Lane
WRs (5): Davone Bess, Armon Binns, Rishard Matthews, Brian Tyms, Jeff Fuller
TEs (3): Charles Clay, Michael Egnew, Kyle Miller
OLs (9): Jonathan Martin, John Jerry, Mike Pouncey, Richie Incognito, Josh Samuda, Will Yeatman, Jeff Adams, Chandler Burden, Andrew McDonald
Defense (22)
DEs (5): Cameron Wake, Jared Odrick, Olivier Vernon, Derrick Shelby, Lee Robinson
DTs (3): Paul Soliai, Kheeston Randall, Chas Alecxih
LBs (6): Karlos Dansby, Kevin Burnett, Koa Misi, Jason Trusnik, Jonathan Freeny, Josh Kaddu
CBs (6): Nolan Carroll, Richard Marshall, Jimmy Wilson, Dimitri Patterson, Julian Posey, De’Andre Presley
S (2): Reshad Jones, Kelcie McCray
Specialists (3)
K: Dan Carpenter
P: Brandon Fields
LS: John Denney
2. LB Koa Misi sentenced in 2011 battery incident.
Misi, entering his fourth NFL season, was involved in a fight in Southern California in April 2011 in which he punched through a man’s front door and hit him in the face, breaking the orbital bone in his eye socket. It took local authorities nearly a year to charge him with felony battery, as they did last March. And it took nearly another year for the case to be resolved, as it was yesterday.
According to the Santa Barbara Independent, Misi received 400 hours of community service and must take 12 anger management classes in exchange for having the felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor. Misi also paid restitution up front — $42,000 for hospital bills and property damage.
The judge was willing to drop the charge to a misdemeanor because Misi does not have a criminal history, although it is unclear if Misi will be subject to any discipline from the NFL office for violating the league’s player conduct policy.