Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/18/14

MIAMI - DECEMBER 27: Cornerback Sean Smith #24 of the Miami Dolphins reacts after safety Gibril Wilson #28 dropped an interception that was deflected against the Houston Texans at Land Shark Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Texans defeated the Dolphins 27-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
The Miami Dolphins will not use franchise tag on cornerback Sean Smith, according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald. Today is the first day NFL teams can use the Franchise tag on their UFAs. The Dolphins will NOT use their tag on Sean Smith. Period. — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) February 18, 2013 It’s been reported that if the Dolphins are unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract extension with Smith, he will become a likely candidate for the franchise tag. This would especially be the case if Miami elects not to use the tender on wide receiver and fellow free agent Brian Hartline. However, Salguero continues to say that Miami will not tag Smith regardless of how contract negotiations go. If this is the case, the young cornerback will hit the open market, where his camp expects him to earn a contract with an average annual value of $8 to $10 million. At this point, it appears that the Dolphins are not interested in committing a significant amount of money to Smith, whether it be through the use of the franchise tag or a long-term extension. They would likely turn to the NFL Draft for replacements if they ultimately part ways with the 25-year-old. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy football advice?
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