Phins Sign Green...Finally Get A CB

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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  • Shed Dawg Mike

    Is Eric Green an upgrade at corner over what’s on the team and/or Andre’ Goodman?

    Hard to say. Goodman wasn’t all that great when he came over from Detroit and he certainly had a history of injuries with us. He only started 4 games in 07. He also had no ints in 14 games started in 06. He did have 2 in his limited action in 07 and of course 5 last year, so he certainly seemed to get a lot better…maybe because of Bowles last year as 3 or 4 of his ints where during the 2nd half of the season.
    Goody only started 21 games his first 4 seasons compared to Green’s 33, and that was on a very poor Detroit team. Goody had 132 tackles in first 4 years vs Green at 169. Goody had 5 ints vs 2 for Green. Goody had 23 passes defended vs 31 for Green. Green did block 4 kicks as well which tells me he can play special teams.

  • kickzrockcom

    I would love for us to trade away Jason Allen and/or Ernest Wilford even if its for a 4th/5th round pick but probably wont happen because of their large contracts. With the addition of Green we should be able to wait till pick 2b or rnd 3 before we address corner again. I still think we should of at least signed Ken Lucas to a one or two year contract. He would start as well as help in bringing up new corners. This years crop of corners is ok at best. BP likes large guys and most of the corners seem to be around 5’11. Going up against T.O. and Moss makes me nervous. Most receivers are now 6’1 or taller and jump thru the roof. Were gonna need some fast but big physical corners.

  • kickzrockcom

    It would be such a sin to let Jason Allen continue to make more money off of us and he is trash. The same with Ernest Wilford, he is the worse. We need to let Brandon London show us what he has as far as using his height 6’3 and hands. The Jason Allen pick has set us back at least 3 years–Saban what the hell were you thinking, did you not see Ronnie Brown run his ass over when he was at Tennessee.

  • Brian Miller

    Well we are going to find out.  I’m  not sure about Green but I do like Todd Bowles and I think he can get the best of who is back there.