The Miami Dolphins are officially cleaning house. Long snapper John Denney, the 14-year veteran for Miami and two-time pro-bowler, has been cut from the Dolphins’ 53-man roster.
In his 14 years with the team, Denney had not missed a single game. He played at least one snap in all of his 224 career games. Entering his 15th season, Denney owned that record for Miami, as well as the longest active streak in the NFL.
“John has done a tremendous job for this organization for a long time,” head coach Brian Flores said. “From a leadership standpoint, from a coming in everyday to work standpoint, no one has done more than he has. I’m very appreciative of the time I spent with him. At the end of the day, we felt like this was a move we needed to make.”
It appeared the Dolphins were going to stick with Denney for another year, considering the team also cut rookie long snapper, Wes Farnsworth. With the cuts to both, it appears the coaching staff would like a younger approach to the season, something evident over the last few days with Miami’s trades. It replaced the 14-year veteran with the former New York Giant long snapper, Taybor Pepper. Pepper is just 25.
With recent moves, the Dolphins 53-man roster now only consists of four players over the age of 30 and 31 players who are 25 or under.