Jul 24, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin (left) talks with cornerback Richard Marshall (right) during practice drills at the training camp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Release CB Marshall


In some what of a surprising move, the Miami Dolphins have released corner, Richard Marshall. Marshall signed with Miami last year after spending time with both Arizona and Carolina.

Marshall’s first season with the team was plagued by injuries after beating out former Miami Dolphin,Vontae Davis, in camp. Marshall played in just four games before being placed on the injured reserve due to a back injury.

 

According to Profootballtalk, Miami will avoid having to pay Marshall’s $4.55 million salary, but Marshall becomes a free agent immediately.

Profootballtalk is also reporting that Miami attempted to trade the veteran corner before cutting him, but found absolutely no interest.

 

While this may come as a shock to most, Marshall has been outplayed by CB Dimitri Patterson thus far and obviously GM Jeff Ireland saw Marshall as an expendable player. This could also suggest that rookie second-round pick, Jamar Taylor, is ready to go finally after a sports hernia has limited his action thus far.

 

While I would rather have Marshall than CB Nolan Carroll, well, we’re stuck with Carroll at the moment.

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  • Gunnar Martin

    He would be a great pick up for us over here in San Diego

    • tpl

      Don’t think marshall will be unemployed long.

      • TylerMcMullen

        Not at all, tpl. Not at all.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Actually Gunnar, I was thinking he would be a great pick-up for either San Diego or Oakland. Both teams are in need of a veteran corner. Marshall can also play safety if need be. Thanks for the read and the comment!

    • Randy Carlson

      Gunner we both live in a great city (San Diego)you don’t have to look over the fence the gate is open come on in step up and become a Phinphanatic

      • Gunnar Martin

        Well first you gotta spell my name right when it’s right in front of your face :0. Haha just kidding. But I’m as loyal a Bolthead as you’ll find, so sorry.

        That doesn’t mean I won’t be rooting for you guys this year though. BOLT UP!!

        • TylerMcMullen

          Lol I for one will be rooting for your Bolts this year, Gunnar. Hopefully they make some noise (and their remaining receivers stay healthy – I love Keenan Allen, was crossing my fingers Miami would snag him before the Bolts did).

          • Gunnar Martin

            Yeah we’ve been cursed with the injury bug so far this season. Hopefully it’ll permanently move to Denver now.

        • Randy Carlson

          My bad Gunnar I was heading off to work when posting a reply won’t happen again ( that’s my story and I’m sticking to it) wish the bolts well

  • tpl

    Probably with Taylor coming back, Ireland did indeed see marshall as expendable. Plus Miami has rookie corners Don Jones, Davis, and Taylor currently on the roster, a total of 7 CBs. I wonder if more will be released with the cutdown to 75 looming.

    • TylerMcMullen

      More will likely be released. Jones is a PRIME candidate for the PS. Looks lost out there most of the time but does have some upside, could be a good nickel if developed properly. Taylor needs to get himself healthy and fast. I’d much rather have him playing the slot than Davis simply due to Davis’ inconsistent play. Which brings me to Davis, he needs to become more consistent lol. Thanks for the read and the comment!

    • Tom Gervais Cayley

      Rookie don jones is not a corner he’s a safety

      • tpl

        Don Jones is listed as a corner on the roster.

      • TylerMcMullen

        Jones is listed as a corner but played both corner and safety during his time at Arkansas State. Your typical Jeff Ireland player, versatility.