As reported by the Sun-Sentinel, the Dolphins have released nickel cornerback Benny Sapp today. Miami now only has four cornerbacks on the roster, two of which do not have any starting experience in the league.
The move comes in less than 24 hours of the Dolphins 38-24 loss to the Patriots. The game was lost by a total of 14 points, the same total that Sapp gave up: two touchdowns, one of which was a 99 yard play.
It was obvious that New England quarterback Tom Brady was targeting Sapp throughout the game, no matter who Sapp was covering. Besides the fact that Brady is just plain good, Sapp was overmatched and looked it most of the night.
The Dolphins defense gave up over 600 total yards on defense last night, and with 100 of those yards being attributed tp Sapps coverage, it was only a matter of time before he Florida native was cut loose.
It has been rumored that Miami will look to bring back recently released corner Will Allen, but that is pure speculation at this point.
The Dolphins did try out five running backs today, but passed on signing any of those five to a contract, leaving one roster spot open on the team.