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Dolphins End Culpepper Era; Release QB

Wanting to avoid the hearing and deciding it is better to move on than wait, the DolphinsCulpepper have released quarterback Daunte Culpepper, thus ending a bitter feud that seemed to drag on for most of the spring.  Culpepper had asked the team some time ago during a mini-camp to release him, and the team said “no,” as they tried to find a team to trade the QB to.  Unable to find anyone to deal with, the team finally decided to let him go and find another club.

Culpepper and the Dolphins went round and round on the issue, and a hearing was set for tomorrow to decide if the Dolphins should be forced to let Daunte go.  Instead, the team decided they had enough drama with Culpepper, and let him go on his merry way.  That merry way is likely to lead to one of two spots – either Green Bay or even more likely, Jacksonville.  The Jaguars had been whispering for awhile that they would take a look at Culpepper if he was let go, and now they will have their chance.

The one season that Culpepper spent in Miami did not exactly go as planned under former coach Nick Saban.  The former Vikings QB played in just four games before it was decided that his knee, which was ripped up in 2005 with the Vikings, was far from 100 percent.  In those four games, Culpepper was just 81-for-134, for 929 yards, two TD’s and three interceptions.  The Dolphins decided to go in another direction with the QB spot this offseason, and set their sights on Trent Green, thus ending the tenure of Culpepper in Miami for good.


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