The Miami Dolphins signed eight players to the team's practice squad on Sunday, and seven of them participated in the team's training camp and preseason.
Offensive lineman Andrew McDonald and Chandler Burden, receivers Jeff Fuller and Chris Hogan, linebackers Josh Kaddu and Jonathan Freeny, and safety Anderson Russell were the players Miami re-signed.
McDonald and Burden were undrafted rookies who held their own as backup tackles and guards. Fuller, the former Texas A&M standout who served as Ryan Tannehill's leading receiver in college, is also an undrafted rookie.
Hogan was the receiver HBO's Hard Knocks' reality series featured and labeled 7-11 for his knack of getting open regularly. He and Russell spent time on Miami's practice squad last season.
Kaddu, the Dolphins' fifth-round pick, and Freeny initially made the team's 53-man roster but got released on Sunday to make room for the waiver wire additions.
The newcomer to the team is cornerback DeAndre Pressley, who outperformed a couple cornerbacks during a Sunday tryout.
Pressley, a rookie from Appalachian State, spent training camp with the San Diego Chargers. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder contributed 11 tackles, one interception and one pass breakup in the three exhibition games he played with the Chargers.
The Tampa native is a former college quarterback who became just the fourth player in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision history to pass for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000.
The practice squad is a developmental unit designated for players who have fewer than three years of experience, or haven't played in eight NFL games.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times