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Miami Dolphins Cut CB Richard Marshall

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Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images.
Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images.

The Miami Dolphins have released CB Richard Marshall after just one season, according to ProFootballTalk.

Marshall signed a three-year, $16 million contract with the team last year. However, a back injury limited him to four games in which he recorded only 18 tackles and one interception.

Miami apparently tried to trade him, but no one was willing to bite with all that money remaining on his contract. Cutting him was the best option they had to recoup some of their investment. They’ll save $4.55 million in base salary with his release, and they could certainly use the financial relief after GM Jeff Ireland’s offseason spending spree.

Brent Grimes will now be elevated to No. 1 corner on the depth chart, and they’ll be looking for Dimitri Patterson and Nolan Carroll to step up.

Marshall said on Twitter, “I had a great time playing for the dolphins appreciate all the love from the fans but its time to move on. Good luck to all my boys have a safe and successful season this year.”