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Dolphins Take a Big Hit for Dumping WR/TE Wilford

The Miami Herald talks today about the release of WR Earnest Wilford, who made a whopping $6 mil for three catches with the team:

The decision to cut Ernest Wilford suggests the last-chance effort to turn him into a tight end wasn’t progressing enough, even though the team now must take a hefty salary-cap hit of $4.5 million as a result of his release. (Because there is no scheduled salary cap in 2010, an NFL rules change causes the entire amount of Wilford’s prorated guaranteed money to become due immediately.) “I think Ernest is a tremendous professional, I really do,” Sparano said. “He came in here with an open mind to make a positional change, and it just didn’t work. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.”

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