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Miami Dolphins: Feb. 13 News & Notes

MIAMI - JANUARY 03:  Linebacker Joey Porter #55 of the Miami Dolphins looks down as the last few moments of the game tick away against the Pittsburgh Steelers calls out a play at the line of scrimmage at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Steelers defeated the Dolphins 30-24.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Chris J. NelsonSenior Writer IFebruary 13, 2010
  • Word came yesterday afternoon the Miami Dolphins had finally released troublesome linebacker Joey Porter, much to the joy of the team's fan base. Unfortunately, due to salary cap constraints (while there is still a cap), the Dolphins cannot release Porter until the next league year begins in March 5.
  • Less year after retiring and going back to school, offensive tackle SirVincent Rogers has been activated from the reserve/retired list and returned to the Dolphins. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Houston in April, Rogers left the team on August 6. He'll compete for a backup offensive tackle job or practice squad spot if he makes it to training camp, but he'll have a hard time beating out Nate Garner, Andrew Gardner, or Lydon Murtha.
  • The Dolphins have assigned jersey numbers to their 2010 signings, and they are as follows: wide receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen (17), fullback Rolly Lumbala (46), linebacker Brian Johnston (57), and guard Dimitri Tsoumpas (73). Coincidentally, newly re-added offensive tackle SirVincent Rogers wore 73 last season before he left the team, so he'll need a new number.
  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports running back Ronnie Brown "wants to stay in Miami," but it's unclear if the feeling is mutual and the Dolphins hold his rights through 2010. Brown will 29 next offseason and has had his share of injuries, so he seems an unlikely candidate to get a huge long-term deal.
  • Mel Kiper looks at what positions and players could interest the Dolphins in the first three rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft. He likes Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain at No. 12, as many of us do. He also expects the team to look for an playmaker (running back, wide receiver, returner) and a nose tackle early on, which are both solid bets as well.
  • Dolphins reserve defensive end Tony McDaniel was arrested for domestic battery, and has a bit of a history of problems with this female companion. He didn't contribute much in 2009, so this incident probably pushes him off the roster next season, if his play already hadn't.
  • Las Vegas has the Dolphin at 50:1 odds to win Super Bowl XLV.

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Chris J. Nelson is a journalism major at Georgia State University. He operates his own Miami Dolphins Web site, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and can be followed on Twitter here.

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