Dec 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (89) scores a touchdown as he is hit by Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24) during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Dimitri Patterson Released

The Miami Dolphins will add another five million dollars to their cap space if a report by Adam Schefter proves true.  The team, according to Schefter is ready to release Dimitri Patterson.  Patterson will immediately become a free agent.  It’s possible the Dolphins could bring him back at a very reduced price if the free agent waters are not good for Patterson.

Patterson was a ball hawking machine for the Dolphins last season making over 4 million dollars on the year.  The problem is he only saw action in about six games due to injury issues that ultimately sidelined him for the season.  The Dolphins were not going to pay him 5.4 million this season and risk the same.  The question now becomes what will Miami do at the position?

In addition to Patterson, Nolan Carroll will hit free agency tomorrow and is rumored to be on the New York Jets radar.  The Dolphins still have last years draft picks Jamar Taylor and Will Davis trying to get on the field.  Davis played well last season but is not ready for a full time role and Taylor spent much of last season injured.

The team could look t the FA market but they were very interested in the NFL Combine’s CB class.

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  • tpl

    Miami still might re-sign Patterson to an incentive laden contract.

    • Pentax Shooter

      Given his extreme injury history, that would be the way to go!

  • Babaila

    I was really hoping to see him opposite Brett Grimes next season. Like you said he was a ball hawking corner until he got hurt.. Besides, his injury was a groin not a serious knee or achilles tendon. Big mistake if he isn’t resigned.

    • Pentax Shooter

      He played in 15 games over the last 3 seasons combined. In a decade as a player, he’s only played 16 in a season games once, and in 6 years he didn’t even make it to double-digits. No mistake in letting him walk.

      • Babaila

        Well, they signed Delmas and he’s been hurt the past two seasons.

  • gofins60

    Way to go Ireland; his top 4 draft picks from last year all had injury/medical issues!

    • Pentax Shooter

      Dimitri Patterson was not a Jeff Ireland draft pick.

  • David Thompson

    Go get Revis!