The Miami Dolphins released linebacker Joey Porter on Friday. Porter had been on a media tirade against the team prior to his dismissal. It looks like the Dolphins had enough.
Porter would have earned $4.6 million next season and it’s doubtful that he’ll see that type of money on his next stop.
He has previously stated that he would like to play for either the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers or Arizona Cardinals in 2010.
No word yet on whether any of those squads are interested. Although he would be an interesting fit on Mike Singletary’s squad in San Fran.
UPDATE (March 16): Porter will visit the Washington Redskins in hopes of driving up the price for other teams. Although cautious in free agency spending thus far, money is never an issue for the Daniel Snyder owned franchise.
Update (Feb. 12): According to ESPN.com, Porter is still a Dolphin. This is due to the rules of the uncapped year.
“NFL rules prohibited the Dolphins from releasing Porter at this time when his salary-cap acceleration exceeded the space that the team had, according to an NFL source. Now, after thinking he had his freedom, Porter does not. He is still a Dolphin — and is likely to remain so until at least next month, when the league’s new year starts March 5.” from ESPN.com.
So it looks Porter is a Dolphin for a few more days and this may be the first of many rules that pop up with the NFL going uncapped in 2010.