Originally written on Phins Phocus  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Profootballtalk.com has reported that the Miami Dolphins have released veteran cornerback Richard Marshall. It’s a curious move as Marshall was listed as a starter across newcomer cornerback Brent Grimes. His release still comes as no surprise to some – cutting Marshall allows the Dolphins to avoid paying him $4.55 million in 2013. Marshall was limited to four games in 2012 due to a back injury. The Dolphins tried to trade Marshall, but no one was willing to pay him his inflated salary, which jumped to $5.3 million in 2014. The team has reportedly not closed the door on a reunion, however, and will consider resigning him if he fails to receive any compelling offers on the open market. Marshall shouldn’t struggle to find a new home, as he is a 28-year old versatile, hard-hitting defensive back capable of playing both corner and safety. So what does Marshall’s departure mean for the Dolphins’ secondary, specifically the cornerbacks? Make no mistake – this move was purely for finan...
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