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Release of CB Marshall has questionable timing

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Richard Marshall’s departure could leave the Fins thin at CB.

Yesterday, the Miami Dolphins released CB Richard Marshall. The cut will save the Dolphins almost $3.5 million in cap space. But for a team that was under the salary cap by about $16 million before the move, I am not sure if that was really a big issue.

During training camp and preseason, Marshall had be rotating with Dimitri Patterson for the starting spot opposite Brent Grimes. By all accounts, Patterson has had a solid preseason.

But there are no reports that Marshall had played poorly. Although his play has not been stellar, many believed he had played well enough to at least warrant a roster spot despite his salary cap hit. ($4.55 million this season.)

According to a team source, Marshall was a great locker room guy and calming influence.

The Dolphins have to be excited about the additions of Will Davis and Jamar Taylor. But Davis, for all of his outstanding plays, still shows his inexperience. And Taylor has been battling injuries throughout camp. Multiple sources stated it appeared Taylorwasagainbattlinga groin injury in yesterday’s practice.They are clearly talented. But they are very inexperienced. Are either really ready to go as the 3rd CB/nickleback?Nolan Carroll is also still on the team. But he struggled mightily at times last year when he replaced Marshall after Marshall’s injury. At one point, against the Bills, Carroll was replaced by RJ Stanford. I doubt Stanford even makes the final 53 this year.

Anyone feel completely comfortable with Carroll as the 3rd CB?

I understand that Marshall’s salary would be considered fairly high for a backup spot. But according to the Miami Herald’s Amando Salgero, Marshall was never approached about a pay cut.

With the injuries that have hit Miami so far, an injury to a cornerback could seriously deplete a position that now has a lot less experience.

Miami still has two more preseason games, including the “dress rehersal” against the Bucs. Two more games for a player like Will Davis to prove whether he is ready or needs more experience. Two more games for another freak injury to occur. Two more games to see if Jamar Taylor can get past his nagging injuries.

Wouldn’t it have made sense to at least wait til the final cut down day before releasing Richard Marshall?

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  • The Phins don’t want to overpay for a backup. Now the rookies have a chance to step up.

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      I understand why he was cut….but not the timing of it. Miami could of saved the same amount if they cut him two weeks from now…after the preseason. That way they would of been covered if there had been an injury or if the rookies were not ready yet.

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