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Sean Smith has had the opportunity over the past four years to leave an impression in Miami, and that impression has been nothing more than average play.
It’s time to cut ties with Smith, who won’t live up to his potential or his desired paycheck, and to bring in a few new pieces to the Dolphins’ secondary.
This should be an easy task with Falcons’ standouts Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes on the market, along with the likes of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Derek Cox and Chris Houston.
Add that collection of talent to the incoming class of cornerbacks in the draft and the Dolphins should be in prime position to upgrade their coverage.
On the offensive side of things, Jake Long has got to go.
Long is feeling better than ever coming off a plague of injuries, but his asking price of $11 million annually is way too steep for the Dolphins' pockets.
As tough as it may be for Ireland to part with his former No. 1 overall pick, the time has come to say farewell.