The Dolphins re-signed cornerback Brent Grimes, but it looks like they’ll have some work to do to fill out the rest of the group at the position.
Nolan Carroll is expected to sign elsewhere as a free agent and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team will release Dimitri Patterson. The move hardly comes as a surprise with Patterson’s departure clearing $5.4 million in cap space for the team to use for the expected addition of tackle Branden Albert and others in free agency.
Patterson was limited to just six games by a groin injury that eventually landed him on injured reserve and had 19 tackles and four interceptions in those games. He’ll turn 31 in June and the Dolphins obviously feel the price is too high for what they expected to get from Patterson in 2014.
Grimes will hold down one corner spot and the Dolphins would like to see more from Jamar Taylor and Will Davis in their second year, but they probably won’t put all of their eggs into that basket given how little they did as rookies.