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Dolphins drop veteran corner Green

We’re still nearly two weeks away from the first major day of cuts around the NFL, but the Dolphins have already started to pare down their roster.

The team released veteran cornerback Eric Green Wednesday, less than five months after signing him to a two-year deal that was worth up to $6 million with incentives.

Green was given a chance to compete for a starting job opposite Will Allen, but struggled throughout the offseason.  His fate in Miami was sealed Monday night, when Troy Williamson burned him repeatedly in the team’s preseason opener.

A third-round pick by Arizona in 2005, Green may get one more chance elsewhere because of his age and starting experience.

In Miami, the team will likely give its starting job to camp standout, second-round pick Sean Smith.  Their first-round selection, Vontae Davis, will likely play behind Smith.

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13 Responses to “Dolphins drop veteran corner Green”
  1. Agamemnon says: Aug 19, 2009 6:13 PM

    Wait, I’m a Vikes fan and didn’t see that game. Did Williamson actually catch those passes for which you claimed he burned Allen? I don’t believe it!!

  2. Ron In Charlotte says: Aug 19, 2009 6:15 PM

    Sean Smith is smooth. I am excited about his immediate contribution!

  3. ebr362 says: Aug 19, 2009 6:17 PM

    Another one of Parcells training camp warnings! Last year he shipped out Taylor, this year the recently signed Green.

  4. the real deal says: Aug 19, 2009 6:18 PM

    ERROR!!! IN ARTICLE!!! BIG ERROR!!!!!!!
    Quote! A third-round pick of Arizona in 2005, ***Allen*** seems likely to get one more chance elsewhere because of his age and starting experience
    Allen? It should say Green, what on earth are you drinking Greg?
    Now that I have fixed your article, please send me my free copy of Florio’s book for my proof-reading

  5. RickysSmokingPartner says: Aug 19, 2009 6:31 PM

    Saw this cut coming from a mile away (literally) while at the game. Sean Smith is going to be a stud no doubt.

  6. Massappeal says: Aug 19, 2009 6:41 PM

    Maybe it’s me, but this article has a Florio in it.
    WTF got cut?????

  7. Puzfan51 says: Aug 19, 2009 6:41 PM

    Im a little confused here. “A third-round pick of Arizona in 2005, Allen seems likely to get one more chance elsewhere because of his age and starting experience.”….Dont you mean Green (not Allen?)

  8. blackglass says: Aug 19, 2009 6:43 PM

    I think anyone would be cut if they were repeatedly burned by Troy Williamson.

  9. mustbechris says: Aug 19, 2009 6:47 PM

    “A third-round pick of Arizona in 2005, Allen seems likely to get one more chance elsewhere because of his age and starting experience.”
    *Green
    Dolphins really don’t need him. Smith and Davis are gonna do work.

  10. shawnc16 says: Aug 19, 2009 6:48 PM

    Like everyone says it’s preseason, it doesn’t matter.

  11. FinFan says: Aug 19, 2009 7:46 PM

    ERROR IN ARTICLE ERROORRRR!!!
    Eric Green didn’t lose his job. Sean Smith WON the job.
    Simply put, that kid will be a star well done Parcells Inc.

  12. Philtration says: Aug 19, 2009 9:07 PM

    Then Green turned around and bought a share in the team.
    Maybe that was Al Green….. Seth Green?
    I don’t know Greens.

  13. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 20, 2009 1:42 PM

    i’m looking forward to the next comment pointing out the name error. :beer:

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