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  • PackerLegend
    started a topic Fins Cut Culpepper

    Fins Cut Culpepper

    from profootballtalk.com


    POSTED 4:11 p.m. EDT; UPDATED 4:43 p.m. EDT, July 17, 2007

    FINS CUT CULPEPPER

    The Miami Dolphins have announced that the team has terminated the contract of quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

    The news was disclosed in a one-sentence release from the team.

    Culpepper's grievance against the team was scheduled to be heard on July 18. We assume that the grievance will not proceed, given that the goal was to force the franchise to allow him to participate in team drills during training camp, which opens later this month.

    The move ends Culpepper's rocky tenure with the Fins after only one season. Acquired in a trade for a second-round pick, Culpepper was ineffective in four starts, and ultimately was benched. He required further surgery on a knee that was shredded in November 2005, and did not return.

    His fate in South Florida was sealed after the team landed Trent Green. But instead of merely cutting Culpepper loose, the Dolphins hoped to finagle a draft pick for his services. At a mandatory minicamp last month, the team refused to allow Culpepper to participate in team drills, since a serious injury would have put the team on the hook for his entire $5.5 million salary. The move prompted Culpepper's grievance.

    We previously heard that the Dolphins were suspicious that Culpepper's "cut me don't trade me" stance was the result of tampering by one of the teams that could be interested in acquiring his services.

    Some league insiders believe that Culpepper is destined to land in Jacksonville, where he'd have a good shot at becoming the starter in 2008. We've heard that he's interested in joining the Packers, too.

    With Rams quarterback Marc Bulger recently hinting about a possible holdout, St. Louis coach Scott Linehan might be toying with the possibility of bringing Culpepper in with a one-year deal aimed at protecting the franchise against the worst-case scenario with Bulger, whose financial expectations surely have increased in the wake of the Dwight Freeney deal.

  • Shiver
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    Originally posted by NFLBOY View Post
    I said the same thing. Besides, the Falcons need a qb who can actually hit his wr's. That's something they haven't had in a starter for a long, long time. I'm sure they wish they wouldn't have wasted all that money on this goof and would have been able to keep Shaub.
    I don't want to hear any of that. At the time:
    • 1. Vick was in no trouble with the law.
    • 2. The Texans gave up the equivalent to a mid-1st round pick.
    • 3. Everyone here thought the Texans got fleeced.

    I hope no one flip flops in hindsight.

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  • diabsoule
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    I think after the shenanigans that Vick has got himself into recently it seems that the Falcons are going to be a definite contender in the running to land former Pro-Bowl quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

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  • NFLBOY
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    Originally posted by raiderfan_89 View Post
    Falcons.As soon as I heard the Vick story I automatically told my bro. the Falcons would go out and sign D.C.
    I said the same thing. Besides, the Falcons need a qb who can actually hit his wr's. That's something they haven't had in a starter for a long, long time. I'm sure they wish they wouldn't have wasted all that money on this goof and would have been able to keep Shaub.

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  • raiderfan_89
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    Falcons.As soon as I heard the Vick story I automatically told my bro. the Falcons would go out and sign D.C.

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  • Crazy_Chris
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    I'm kind of surprised the Baltimore's name has not come up in this thread yet, i heard john clayton mention it as a possibility and it really does make a bit of sense McNair doesn't have much left and Boller will probably be gone after this year... i still think there are stronger canidates out there but baltimore is definatly a possibility

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  • Shiver
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    Originally posted by BrentN View Post
    There doesn't really seem to be a good fit for him any where.
    I wish Atlanta went after him. If he is healthy, which he says he finally is, then he would be perfect for Bobby Petrino's offensive system. The aforementioned system is predicated on throwing deep down the field and getting it to your playmakers. Sound familar?

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  • LonghornsLegend
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    that would be pretty interesting if the falcons went after him...just hard for me to see him going to the Jags, he's going to give you pretty much what the other 3 will, if healthy leftwich is just as good as culpepper...you still have to worry about health with both players

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  • JagHombre22
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    I really don't see Jax resigning Leftwich unless he has a monster year...which would mean (if they signed Culpepper) that he'd be the starter next year...it's a good situation for him if he does sign with the Jags...

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  • Brent
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    There doesn't really seem to be a good fit for him any where.

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  • The Unseen
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    The issue with Culpepper to Jax is that he would (initially) be a back-up. He is set on becoming a starter, so he may not accept it.

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  • MasterShake
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    Trading for Culpepper instead of signing Drew Brees is the Franchise-Destroying-Bonehead move of the decade and one of the worst moves of all time.

    Congrats Saban, you will have your place in history!

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  • JF4
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    Personally, I think it would be a smart move by the Raiders to pick him up. But I can't see it happening. I still think Dante has some game left in him and he can come in and help JR become a much better QB. Many people have already compared the two QB's because of the way they play, I think having Culpepper with him would take alot of pressure of Russel and alow him to learn from a QB that has gone through the same thing as him.

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  • Scar
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    The Falcons would be fools to have not called Culpepper already.

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  • LionSmack
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    No way he'd come to Detroit, most quality veteran players look at the Lions as a black hole of losing. Only way he'd come here is if he was guaranteed the starting position once he was healthy, and maybe not even then. He wants to be in Florida anyway. Atlanta is probably close enough too.

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