Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper is calling on the NFL Players Assoication to help with his current no-win situation with the Miami Dolphins. It has been confirmed by several media outlets that Culpepper is in the process of filing a grievance with the League over the fact that Dolphins will not let him practice with the team, nor release him.
Miami last week told Culpepper that they were going to look for a team to trade him to, but so far they have found no takers as teams have taken a long step away from trading for the one-time Vikings QB. Rumors had a few teams in the mix for Culpepper, such as the Ravens, Jaguars, Rams, Packers and even the Jets, but to date all those teams have not made any offers back to Miami.
The grievance that the players assoication will file will try and force the Dolphins to release Culpepper, so he can try on his own to find a new team. NFLPA director of communications Carl Francis told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the paperwork for Culpepper would be filed “some time soon.” The deal that brought Culpepper to the Dolphins a season ago from Minnesota cost Miami a second-round pick and $8 million. Clearly they are not going to get that back from any team that might have even remote interest in Daunte.
Culpepper walked off the field on Friday at Dolphins mini-camp after QB coach Terry Shea told the QB that he would not be getting any reps outside one-on-one drills. Miami player rep – Jay Feely, said that after hearing both sides of the story that he didn’t feel the Fins were violating the current CBA. Culpepper was given permission by new coach Cam Cameron to speak to other teams that may have interest in him.