Dolphins Drop Culpepper

Miami releases QB from contract after short, injury-plagued stay
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 18, 2007 7:30 AM CDT
Miami Dolphins coach Cam Cameron tells the media that he can not comment on quarterback Daunte Culpepper during a press conference after the first day of football mini-camp Friday, June 8, 2007 in Davie,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Miami severed ties with QB Daunte Culpepper yesterday, terminating his contract without arbitration after a decidedly unspectacular year with the Dolphins. Culpepper was sidelined for most of last season, and only threw for 64.2 percent in his occasional play. Yesterday's move was not unexpected, however: Miami recently nabbed QB Trent Green from Kansas City.

The 30-year-old three-time Pro Bowler, reportedly being courted by Jacksonville, is optimistic about his future in the NFL. In a recent press release, the QB consoled himself with some timeless wisdom from Mohandas Gandhi: "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." It is not clear, however, whether Culpepper's path will be just as four-fold.