UPDATE: Joey Porter was placed back on Miami’s roster by the NFL due to a restriction on waiving players and salary cap under this league year. He will have to wait 3 weeks for the league new year to be released.
The Miami Dolphins officially released loud mouth Joey Porter or J-Peezy as he likes to be called. Porter has been begging for his release for over three weeks now as he made his way on the national airway media circuit to proclaim, “I don’t want to play for the Dolphins”. Today, the Dolphins granted him that wish…but make no mistake, the Dolphins really didn’t want him back anyway.
The question really has been when as opposed to if. Porter didn’t want to be back and the Dolphins didn’t want him back. He had been relegated to spot duty and he didn’t like it. Who would, but the truth is Joey “Please-me” had lost more than just a step. Now, he can go elsewhere and lose a step with them.
For the Dolphins, the loss of Porter while necessary also leaves a hole that the team will either fill in FA…let the Karlos Dansby rumors start as he plays both inside and out, and the draft where the Dolphins will have to 12th overall pick in round 1.
Porter was the big name free agent signing by then coach Cam Cameron and he stalled miserably in the one year with Cameron along with the rest of the squad. Under Sparano in year 1, Porter blazed to one of his best statistical years but this year fell back somewhere between his first year and last year. Never really becoming a force on the field but instead a distraction off of it.