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.