Things are getting worse for the Dolphins in terms of the Daunte Culpepper saga. Saturday’s Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins spent Thursday calling around for interest in Culpepper, and basically found none. The early reports had the Rams, Jags and maybe even the Packers having interest in Culpepper, who was medically cleared to practice, but didn’t as the Dolphins told him not to and he left the field.
Clupepper, who acts as his own agent, has been vocal in stating he wants to be released from the Dolphins, and will not accpet a trade to any other team. The paper was quoted as saying: ”I will not agree to any trade,” Culpepper said. “If I’m traded, ultimately my contract has to be restructured and I will not restructure it.” Everyone knows that with making $5.5 mil this season, no team is going to take on Culpepper at that price, so a new deal with have to be in place with a team that will deal for the QB.
Daunte did say that he had a few talks with other teams, but did not say which. As far as being released, it looks like that might be the only way out for Culpepper, who played last season early on when it was clear that he was not 100 percent. The Dolphins plan to go ahead with Trent Green as the starter, and Cleo Lemon and rookie John Beck as the two backups looks more clearer than ever with Culpepper on the way out.