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Dolphins start the roster cuts, waive Hard Knocks star

Les Brown

Miami Dolphins’ Les Brown practices during NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla., Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


Pretty soon, if the producers of Hard Knocks want to feature a Dolphins player prominently, he’s going to say no.

After the made-for-TV release of Chad Johnson, the Dolphins have whacked another one of the top storylines of the HBO reality show.

Tight end Les Brown, the former college basketball player who has gotten a lot of run on the show for his good-catch, no-block ways, was among 10 players involved in transactions.

The moves get the Dolphins roster to 78 players, and they have to removed three from the roster by Monday.

In addition to Brown, the Dolphins waived the following players: defensive tackle Chas Alecxih, cornerback Marcus Brown, safety Tyrell Johnson, cornerback Trenton Hughes, linebacker Josh Linam, running back Jerome Messam, defensive end Jacquies Smith and cornerback Jonathan Wade (who gave up a pair of touchdowns last night).

They also placed running back Jonas Gray on the physically unable to perform list.