The Dolphins have completely revamped and improved at wide receiver.
One day after letting go another NFL-caliber wide receiver, Mohamed Sanu, Miami will move on from both Williams and Bowden.
The only receiver likely to return from last year's group: Jaylen Waddle.
Consider that Miami has added star Tyreek Hill, underrated Cedrick Wilson, promising rookie Erik Ezukanma and reliable Trent Sherfield, who is also a key special teams contributor.
And recall that this offseason, Miami traded DeVante Parker to New England and did not re-sign Albert Wilson, Mack Hollins or Isaiah Ford.
The Dolphins' receivers room is faster and a better fit for a new scheme. This is a huge plus for starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and coach Mike McDaniel.
General manager Chris Grier has provided a massive upgrade to Miami's offense, including Hill, Wilson, left tackle Terron Armstead, center Connor Williams and running backs Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert.
Williams really flashed as an undrafted rookie in 2019, but his confidence and ability to stay healthy waned.
Miami could not find a trade partner for he or Bowden, who is speedy and creative with the ball in his hands. Miami traded a fourth-round pick to the Raiders and a sixth-round pick in 2020, before he even played a game for Las Vegas.
Among Miami's other cuts on the day Miami must get down to 53 players: Larnel Coleman, Solomon Kindley, Porter Gustin, Verone McKinley, Brennan Scarlett, River Cracraft and Braylon Sanders.
Among those who made the initial roster: undrafted cornerback Kader Kohou, undrafted tight end Tanner Conner and 7th-round quarterback Skylar Thompson.
This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Miami Dolphins letting Preston Williams, Lynn Bowden go on cut day