DOLPHINS SAVE $4.6 MILLION BY RELEASING MARSHALLIn a move that is somewhat surprising, mostly based on timing, the Dolphins have released veteran cornerback Richard Marshall. Marshall had been in a battle with Dimitri Patterson this Summer for the starting cornerback job opposite Pro Bowler Brent Grimes. With the move late Tuesday night, Patterson has officially won the starting job.
It is not surprising the Dolphins released Marshall, because it was always expected that the loser of the cornerback battle would be cut. Marshall was scheduled to make $4.6 and Patterson was scheduled to make $4.5 million. With Nolan Carroll returning and the team spending a 2nd round pick on Jamar Taylor and a 3rd round pick on Will Davis, a move like this needed to be made. The surprising part is that Marshall was released with two preseason games to go and would have provided the Dolphins insurance if the team would suffer an injury at the cornerback position before the start of the regular season.
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