Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche has been waived by the Miami Dolphins. He played in only two games for the Dolphins, starting neither of them.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported he would be cut on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The #Dolphins are waiving former first-round DT Robert Nkemdiche. He played in two games.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2019
Nkemdiche was a first round selection by the Arizona Cardinals in 2016. During his three seasons with Arizona, he played in 27 of 48 games, starting six in 2018. In Arizona, he forced two fumbles, recovered one and had one touchdown. He only had 4.5 sacks, again all of them coming in 2018.
Prior to the 2019 season, Nkemdiche failed a physical with the Cardinals and was waived. He was then picked up by Miami before the season started on a one year deal worth just over $1 million. Starting the season on the PUP list while recovering from knee surgery. Playing in Week 8 and Week 9, the Dolphins decided to waive him on Tuesday.
During his two games with the Dolphins, he had no stats of note. Although he played in just 19 percent of snaps in Week 8 and only four percent in Week 9.
The Dolphins continue their season on Sunday, November 10 against the Indianapolis Colts.
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