Deciding it was better to move on than wait, the Dolphins on Tuesday cut ties with quarterback Daunte Culpepper, releasing him and thus ending a bitter feud that seemed to drag on for weeks. Culpepper asked the team to release him weeks ago, and the team would not, as they tried to find a trading partner. Unable to find anyone to deal with, the team finally decided to let him go and find work elsewhere.
Culpepper and the Dolphins went round and round for weeks, and a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday to decide if the Dolphins should be forced to let Daunte go. Instead, the team decided they had enough drama with Culpepper, and let him go on his merry way. That merry way is likely to lead to one of two spots – either Green Bay or even more likely, Jacksonville. The Jaguars had been whispering for awhile that they would take a look at Culpepper if he was let go, and now they will have their chance.
The one season that Culpepper spent in Miami did not exactly go as planned under former coach Nick Saban. The former Vikings QB played in just four games before it was decided that his knee, which was ripped up in 2005 with the Vikings, was far from 100 percent. In those four games, Culpepper was just 81-for-134, for 929 yards, two TD’s and three interceptions. The Dolphins decided to go in another direction with the QB spot this offseason, and set their sights on Trent Green, thus ending the tenure of Culpepper in Miami for good.