Running back Myles Gaskin carries the ball during a preseason game between the Dolphins and Falcons on Aug. 11 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Running back Myles Gaskin carries the ball during a preseason game between the Dolphins and Falcons on Aug. 11 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Myles Gaskin joins Vikings, Daniel Arias waived by Cardinals

More movement for Snohomish County natives as NFL teams juggle rosters ahead of season openers.

Myles Gaskin’s time on the outside looking in at the NFL lasted just one day.

The Lynnwood native, who was cut by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday when NFL teams were required to get their rosters down to 53 players, quickly found a new home as he was signed to the Minnesota Vikings’ 53-man roster, according to reports Wednesday.

Gaskin, a four-year veteran running back who attended O’Dea High School, was cut by the Dolphins despite leading Miami in rushing in 2020 and 2021. In signing with Minnesota he reunites with his former head coach in Miami, Brian Flores, who is now the Vikings’ defensive coordinator. Gaskin is expected to provide depth behind Alexander Mattison, who is replacing Dalvin Cook as Minnesota’s featured running back.

Gaskin, as a vested veteran, was not required to go through the waiver process and therefore was free to sign with any team.

Gaskin joins Archbishop Murphy High School graduates Abraham Lucas (right tackle, Seattle Seahawks) and Kyler Gordon (cornerback, Chicago Bears) as locals set to begin the season on NFL rosters.

Gaskin wasn’t the only Snohomish County native on the move Wednesday.

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Ali Gaye, a rookie non-drafted free agent defensive end who was cut by the Houston Texans on Tuesday, cleared waivers and was reportedly signed to the Texans’ practice squad.

Jackson High School graduate Daniel Arias, a rookie non-drafted free agent receiver, was a surprise inclusion on the Arizona Cardinals’ 53-man roster Tuesday. However, the Cardinals claimed a league-high six players off waivers Wednesday, and Arias was one of the players waived to make room for the new additions. Arias can now be claimed by any other team, and if he clears waivers he becomes free to sign with practice squads.

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