The Miami Dolphins released defensive end Taco Charlton on Thursday.
The move came as a bit of a surprise since Miami claimed the former Dallas Cowboys first-round pick just last year off of waivers Sept. 19.
Charlton Was in Crowded Company
However, with the Dolphins acquiring DE Shaq Lawson out of Buffalo and DE Emmanuel Ogbah out of Kansas City in free agency, the healthy scratch in three of the final four games for Miami in 2019 already seemed to have some sort of conflict.
Varied Production for Charlton
Charlton played with Miami for one season where he was able to showcase his talents and aid a struggling team. He racked up 21 combined tackles on the defensive line, with his biggest stat line looking at sacks. For a Miami team who struggled sacking the QB, Charlton accumulated five in 10 games played. Of those 10 games, he started five.
Charlton showed promise in his lone season with the franchise, but seeing how he arguably underperformed in his 10 games, the Dolphins feel they’ve found other answers at the position.
Additionally, it was rumored by multiple media outlets that Charlton’s drive and mindset disappointed head coach Brian Flores as he felt Charlton wasn’t where he needed to be to fully help the team. However, this has not yet been confirmed by Flores.
Nevertheless, Charlton has an opportunity to clear waivers today and land on another franchise that offers a potentially better fit.
Kayla Morton contributed to this article.