The Miami Dolphins announced on Saturday evening they waived undrafted free agent offensive lineman Ty Clary due to a failed physical and signed lineman Cole Banwart to replace him.
Banwart (6-4, 298 pounds) spent parts of last season on the practice squads of the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants but did not appear in a regular-season game. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.
Banwart played collegiately at Iowa, where he played left and right guard and earned third-team All-America and second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 2020.
Clary, out of Arkansas, was one of 14 undrafted free agents the Dolphins signed following their four-pick draft haul in late April. Of the 18 rookies that will get their chance to compete for a roster spot for the Dolphins through rookie minicamp, organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, he was the one that had experience playing center, a position many expected Miami to address with one of the team’s draft picks.
The Dolphins completed their two days of on-field work in rookie minicamp on Saturday.