The Miami Dolphins have signed third-year undrafted free agent Joe Hastings. Hastings, who was recently released by the 49ers, has only appeared in one game back in 2011. He’s got a tough road ahead of him to make the final roster and could be headed to the practice squad.
In a corresponding move, the Dolphins released, highly regarded UDFA Courtney Gardner out of Sierra College. Gardner had been courted by the Chargers after the draft and later settled with the Dolphins. It’s not a good sign for a once promising player to be replaced this early by a third-year journeyman such as Hastings.