The Miami Dolphins today agreed to a contract with former Arizona Cardinal CB Eric Green. Green, who will be 27 in the next month, was in Davie for a visit last week but left without a contract. The Dolphins have been in search mode for a corner since allowing Andre’ Goodman to enter free agency.
The Dolphins have since allowed names like Jabari Greer, Shaun Springs, Leigh Bodden, and Bryan McFadden to sign elsewhere and two of those signed with inter-division rival New England. Green was the starting CB last season but lost his job to rookie Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He eventually was moved to the 3rd CB on the depth chart and did not play a single down in the playoffs or the Super Bowl.
For the Phins, the signing of Green will not, or at least should not put an end to the speculation that the team will target a top corner in the draft on day 1 and possibly two corners. It does however mean that the team will not target recently released Carolina Panther corner Ken Lucas who is 30 years old.
Green has 33 starts under his belt in 4 years with the Cardinals since joining them as a 3rd round pick in ’05. He will likely be the starting corner opposite Will Allen. While details of his contract have yet to be released, it is a multiyaer deal. From his 33 starts, Green has 6 fumble recoveries, 169 tackles, 31 passes defensed, but only 2 interceptions in his NFL career.
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