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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Dolphins free-agency class loses another


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday cut Chris Crocker, their opening-day starter at free safety.

The move wasn't earth-shattering. He hadn't started since Week 2.

But Crocker's release marked one more failure in Miami's primary free-agency class. Of the 19 players the Dolphins signed between the end of last season and the draft, six are on the team. Left guard Justin Smiley is the lone starter of the bunch.

Only five of them (Smiley, defensive end Randy Starks, linebackers Reggie Torbor and Charlie Anderson and cornerback Nathan Jones) are playing.

Wide receiver Ernest Wilford has been inactive three times, including the past two games. The Dolphins signed Wilford to a four-year, $13 million contract with $6 million guaranteed.