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Dolphins waive Jason Allen after signing Al Harris

Jason Allen’s tenure with the Miami Dolphins has come to an end.

The Dolphins announced today that after signing cornerback Al Harris, they have waived Allen, a cornerback taken with the 16th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft.

Allen was a favorite of former Dolphins coach Nick Saban, who unsuccessfully attempted to recruit Allen to LSU and then coached against him when Allen was at Tennessee. But he was mostly a disappointment with the Dolphins.

This season Allen has started seven games and intercepted three passes.

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36 Responses to “Dolphins waive Jason Allen after signing Al Harris”
  1. section128drunk says: Nov 10, 2010 11:43 AM

    wow, I’m a little shocked, Jason had the starting job until 2 weeks ago… and has been the nickle since.. bet you he’s not on the street long

  2. Crazyhawk37 says: Nov 10, 2010 11:46 AM

    I haven’t watched a lot of dolphins games, but the Seahawks should claim this guy off of waivers. He can’t be worse than what we already have.

  3. FinFan6886 says: Nov 10, 2010 11:50 AM

    Wow, I have no idea what the hell these guys are doing. Benny Sapp was not a good trade for Camarillo. Bobby Carpenter was not a good signing. The team desperately needs a deep threat receiver after trading Ginn, yet they do not bother to go after Moss (they would have gotten him if they sent in a claim) Allen has underperformed in his career, but he won the starting job this year and was outstanding in the first few games of the year…and now he gets cut before Harris is even evaluated on the field? WTF? Ronnie Brown was running wild in the first half (well over 6 YPC) and the coaches put in Williams and stopped running the ball. They call ultra conservative plays in the red zone and try garbage gimmick plays way too often. I thought the coaching staff was competent (just a little green) up until this year. Now, I have little faith in their decision making ability

  4. geeeeemen says: Nov 10, 2010 11:51 AM

    3 picks in 7 games? thats not so bad…

  5. Wallacej says: Nov 10, 2010 11:56 AM

    @Crazyhawk37
    Yes he can.

  6. kdish87 says: Nov 10, 2010 12:01 PM

    Doubt he’ll make it through waivers to the Eagles, but with Ellis Hobbs hurt (and just plain sucking this year), they’ve got Patterson, Hanson, and Lindley behind Asante at CB. Not including Jorrick Calvin, since he’s basically been a returner.
    And the possibility of being without Nate Allen for a while, I don’t think Jason Allen will slip through all 32 teams.

  7. TakingBackSundays says: Nov 10, 2010 12:02 PM

    Jason Allen is a pretty solid player. He’d be a decent pickup for any team looking for some secondary help right now.

  8. Scrodge2010 says: Nov 10, 2010 12:05 PM

    7 starts and 3 picks? Not shabby AT ALL!

  9. wrath4771 says: Nov 10, 2010 12:08 PM

    Glad Al Harris found a new team. Thanks again for your hard work with the Packers.

  10. spytdi says: Nov 10, 2010 12:14 PM

    If Dallas doesn’t pick him up, I’d be stunned. They could use help from the local nursing home. This guy would be an immediate upgrade to Sensabaugh or Ball.

  11. Osterhouse says: Nov 10, 2010 12:22 PM

    Jason Allen >Asher Allen.
    Go get him Vikes

  12. akfinfan says: Nov 10, 2010 12:24 PM

    Jason Allen sucks!! It’s about time this happened…every time he gets burnt he “falls” down to make it look like he slipped. This should have been done 2 years ago!

  13. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 10, 2010 12:27 PM

    Yes, 3 picks in 7 games, but how many big plays did he give up? He had been playing all-or-nothing this year. For every great play, he made another boneheaded one to match it. Remember the long TD to Braylon Edwards that ended up being the difference in the Jets game? That was Jason Allen slipping instead of making a tackle.
    But I don’t see flat out waiving him… surely he’s still better in dime coverage than what they already have. Maybe they’re giving the other starting spot back to Sean Smith?

  14. TiceWasBetter says: Nov 10, 2010 12:30 PM

    Vikings have to drop that Walker CB and go after Jason Allen, its a better option and Jason Allen with Winfield would look a LOT better on paper then Asher Allen and Winfield.

  15. Alydar says: Nov 10, 2010 12:30 PM

    You can’t measure a guy on short term pick numbers…how many of those were tipped balls that fell into his arms?

  16. FOOSBALL says: Nov 10, 2010 12:32 PM

    He will be on the Patriots by 5pm and then the probowl team by 2011….

  17. Jack Burton says: Nov 10, 2010 12:40 PM

    The Steelers should look into him, it’s obvious other than Ike Taylor that they have little talent at CB.

  18. AttackPack213 says: Nov 10, 2010 12:43 PM

    Someone call Gary Kubiak’s house and get his lazy ass out of bed. If he doesn’t go after any of these corners (Harris, Townsend, Allen) someone should kick him square in the junk.

  19. mlason says: Nov 10, 2010 12:46 PM

    Don’t be fooled by the 3 int’s people. Yes, he has some good ball skills, but I cannot even count how many plays he got gashed over the years playing corner. He always was getting burned or would lose his footing and give up huge plays/TD’s. Every time the ball was thrown his way, most Dolphins fans would collectively hold their breath. He was good on special teams, however, and I think the team will miss him most there.

  20. finsbooyah says: Nov 10, 2010 12:47 PM

    I’m actually shocked. He really looked like he was finally turning the corner this year (led the team in picks, 3rd corner on the dept chart and had extensive playing time) and he is a core special teams player. Sure he still got beat every now and then, but a team can surely do worse than having Allen on the roster. They must REALLY love Harris if he made Allen expendable.

  21. We will see you in Dallas Feb.6 says: Nov 10, 2010 12:48 PM

    I doubt he falls to the end of the list but I know Rex will not let him slip through with the Jets having coverage issues outside of Revis and Cromartie ,Allen would help bolster that Nickle postion that has been erratic at best!!!!

  22. FireChildress says: Nov 10, 2010 12:50 PM

    The Vikings need this dude. I hope they make a claim for Allen.

  23. finsbooyah says: Nov 10, 2010 1:01 PM

    @Alydar … The answer to your question is…0

  24. FinFan6886 says: Nov 10, 2010 1:05 PM

    Cowboys will pick him up and cut one of their CBs.

  25. jpyetman says: Nov 10, 2010 1:14 PM

    Allen will not get picked up
    He is Horrible, He gets burnt deep constantly, his 3 INT are because QB’s don’t wanna throw to Davis’ side.
    THANK GOD HE IS GONE!
    I can say this without any doubt
    WORST CB I have EVER seen. EVER

  26. MiamiJohn says: Nov 10, 2010 1:17 PM

    I can’t believe I am hearing all of these people say Jason Allen was a good player. He had one good game in how many seasons?? 4?? He has been burned more times than my ex-gf’s pictures. He has dropped so many INTs it’s unbelievable. He has been the sole reason for countless Miami Dolphin losses. He is the most inconsistent player I have ever seen (at least Bobby Carpenter was consistently terrible). He was a terrible pick by the one of which we do not name. As a Dolphin fan, this is one of the best cuts we have ever made (along with Jay Fiedler being let go). He is the type of player that made you think he was going to be good and come crunch time he would collapse.

  27. www_smoothdaddyride_com says: Nov 10, 2010 1:19 PM

    bigger news, Pennington starting against the Titans

  28. goJags says: Nov 10, 2010 1:28 PM

    If Allen or anybody can spell Safety, they would be given a chance to compete for the starting safety for the Jags.

  29. Gregjennings85 says: Nov 10, 2010 1:38 PM

    Jason Allen’s a corner that can’t turn and run, or a safety with only average run-filling ability, based on what scheme you run; a tweener in every sense of the word. Hence, why he’s been released for a 36-year-old that blew out every ligiment and tendon in one of his knees less than a year ago.
    He went 16th in 2006.
    OLB Chad Greenway went 17th.
    CB Antonio Cromartie went 19th.
    Missing on a 1st round pick can be devistating to a team.
    I know the feeling, as my Packers took Justin Harrell 16th overall in 2007.
    ILB/OLB Jon Beason went 25th.

  30. texasPHINSfan says: Nov 10, 2010 1:48 PM

    I bet the FO wishes they didn’t put Will Allen on IR now…. who by the way is healthy and could play had he not been on IR.
    Man this FO makes a lot of poor decisions, constantly weakening our team. Allen was an underachiever, sure, but a 35 year-old Harris that wasn’t claimed by anyone is not better than a younger Jason Allen.
    Plus Allen was a good special teams player, and we don’t have many of those. :facepalm:
    This team makes stupid decisions. Worst free agency team EVER.

  31. steeelfann says: Nov 10, 2010 2:10 PM

    I would say that news would by equal to:
    Jason Allen = BUST

  32. mfclock says: Nov 10, 2010 3:20 PM

    sign him up mcdummy
    ..go broncos!!

  33. marinofreakout says: Nov 10, 2010 4:41 PM

    hahah go ahead sign this guy off waivers. hes a chump. and use 3 interceptions in 7 games as justification. how bout the interceptions (lack thereof) in the other 2.5 seasons?
    great move by dolphins. al harris brings veteran leadership to a secondary that DESPERATELY needs it. vontae looks like a lost puppy lately and smith simply isnt qualified to start. hopefully the guy can still physically play, and fuel some more competition in the secondary. the al harris i used to know actually knows how to tackle!
    straight up the secondary is the most disappointing part of the dolphins team (aside from our OC). i feel bad for wake and dansby-guys that give extreme effort and sacrifice their bodies every down to save inches only to see the secondary give up 30+ yard plays because they cant tackle and blow coverages. only a matter of time before thatll get to the heads of the guys on the D who exemplify what our organization is striving for.
    dansby is extraordinary. the guy makes tackles like hes addicted to them and doesnt even get much cred. hes a great defensive captain. if only our draft picks mirrored the quality of our fa acquisitions…

  34. NxxFxxL says: Nov 10, 2010 5:36 PM

    He totally SUCKS! Great move by the Dolphins

  35. roscoe says: Nov 10, 2010 7:49 PM

    He would definitely be an upgrade over Alan Ball, sure as hell not over Sensabaugh. Dallas needs help at secondary. Especially with Alan “I can’t cover the deep” Ball and Mike “the Matador” Jenkins.

  36. Britime says: Nov 10, 2010 9:09 PM

    Thankful that some readers started to mention his lack of tackling abilities and terrible coverage skills. This guy was terrible against the Ravens….move on.
    Also (as someone else mentioned) Pennington back is big news.

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