The Dolphins reportedly cut ILB Channing Crowder, one of the team's leaders on defense.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald first reported the move, which is thought to be a salary-cap decision, as Crowder was scheduled to make $5 million in 2011.
Crowder started all 11 games he played in last season, recording 39 tackles. He had 469 career tackles in six seasons in Miami.
The way we see it
Crowder has certainly made a name for himself for the way he handles himself with the media, but he was a solid run stopper for the Dolphins and a vocal leader for the defense. The team does have veteran ILB Tim Dobbins, who started when Crowder was hurt last season.