Dolphins to release TE Cethan Carter, tender DB Elijah Campbell
With the start of the 2023 league year right around the corner, the Miami Dolphins and the other 31 teams have begun making roster moves to ensure they’re ready to go.
After it was reported that the Dolphins would release cornerback Byron Jones early Tuesday afternoon, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson followed up with two more transactions that the team made. According to Jackson, Miami has released tight end Cethan Carter and tendered restricted free agent defensive back Elijah Campbell.
Carter, 27, originally signed a three-year deal with the Dolphins in 2021 after a stint with the Cincinnati Bengals. During his time in South Florida, he was primarily a special teams contributor. Unfortunately, his 2022 season ended after just five total snaps due to a concussion sustained in the opener.
The tight end’s release frees up $2.3 million, leaving no dead cap penalty.
Campbell, 27, is entering his third season with Miami after spending time with the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns as well as a season in the AAF and another in the XFL. He appeared in 16 games for the Dolphins in 2022, mostly on special teams.
It’s unclear what tender the Dolphins are using on him, but it will likely be a right of first refusal tender, which, if signed, would pay him $2.63 million in 2023.
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