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Phins cut CB Chris Culliver

Post by JMP on Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:24 pm

Oh well - I guess Culliver won't be a savior after all! LOL

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article115912473.html

The Dolphins cut cornerback Chris Culliver in order to promote center Jake Brendel onto the active roster from their practice squad.

Brendel is on the roster now because center Mike Pouncey is doubtful to play on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams after suffering a setback with his surgically repaired hips in practice earlier in the week. With Pouncey likely not playing, the Dolphins needed another offensive lineman.

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Coaches decided Culliver was not be able to carry out his assignments for no other reason than he couldn’t run and cut with enough explosion to stay with receivers. The Dolphins were at first hopeful Culliver would improve as he got more work and he was promoted from the physically unable to perform list to the roster Nov. 11.

But after two more weeks of practice, there was apparently not enough improvement to suggest Culliver would be able to help at all this season. Interestingly, Culliver said multiple times he was ready to play. Last week he told reporters he’d been told he was going to play against San Diego last Sunday.

He was inactive and the Dolphins privately say there was never any plan to play him.




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Re: Phins cut CB Chris Culliver

Post by white1 on Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:29 am

Yeah, sounds like he wanted to play but just hasn't recovered enough physically. It's only been 12 months since a very severe knee injury for him.

Also, I read this past week there is a practice squad player the coaches are high on by the name of Pitts, recently promoted to the active roster. So, Culliver was caught in a bit of a numbers game also - especially given the need to cover for offensive line injuries.

Here's a short write up on Lafayette Pitts, defensive back:

http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/11/10/lafayette-pitts-intrigues-miami-dolphins-as-cb-prospect/

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Re: Phins cut CB Chris Culliver

Post by DolFan 316 on Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:30 pm

Pitts out of Pitt? I can dig it Cool

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