Dolphins cut Newport alum Julius Pruitt, place ASU alum Kelcie McCray on IR

MIAMI ( - The Miami Dolphins have released veteran receiver Julius Pruitt, who was one of the team's top special teams performers.

Pruitt, a product of Ouachita Baptist, has spent the previous three seasons working his way up from Miami's practice squad.

He was one of the team's top performers during the offseason's OTA sessions, and is tied for the team lead with seven receptions for 61 yards during the exhibition season. And Pruitt didn't even play receiver in one of the three games.

Pruitt was also one of the team's top gunners, and his promotion from the practice squad to the 53-man roster helped last year's special teams coverage unit improve.

The Dolphins also placed S Kelcie McCray on the Reserve/Injured list.