Report: Miami Dolphins Waive Defensive End Taco Charlton

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The Miami Dolphins opened up another roster spot on Thursday by waiving defensive end Taco Charlton, who saw action in 10 games for the team last year.

The 6-foot-6 Charlton had been a first-round selection of the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 as the 28th overall player chosen. Last September, the Cowboys released him after he started in just seven of his 26 games with the team and compiled only four sacks.

After quickly being picked up on waivers by the Dolphins, Charlton started five of his 10 games with the team and collected five sacks on the year.

That sack total actually led the Dolphins for the 2019 season, though it was something of a hollow number considering the team as a whole had just 23 on the year.

Charlton was let go after the Dolphins made efforts during last week’s NFL draft to bolster the talent level on the defensive line. In addition to two draft choices in that area, the Dolphins signed free agent defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, who has four years of NFL experience.

The Dolphins’ pair of fifth-round picks, Jason Strowbridge of the University of North Carolina and Curtis Weaver of Boise State University, will seek to challenge Ogbah for playing time.

At present, there’s no timetable for exactly when the Dolphins will be able to hold their first workouts for the current roster. In fact, given the continuing coronavirus pandemic, there’s no guarantee that the team’s training camp will even get underway on time.