Miami Dolphins Cut Center Jake Grove and Re-Sign Cory Proctor

Luke TaylorCorrespondent IISeptember 9, 2010

Jake Grove is Now Searching for a New Team
Jake Grove is Now Searching for a New TeamNFL Photos/Getty Images

Miami Dolphins continued their Summer clear-out this morning, with the release of center Jake Grove.

The former Oakland Raider signed a five-year deal worth $29 million in March 2009, but was released following a string of injuries, which culminated in him losing his starting job to Joe Berger.

Grove cost the Dolphins a staggering $14.5 million in guaranteed money for starting just 10 games.

His injury problems did not subside, and he was nursing a shoulder injury through training camp which may have contributed to Berger's promotion.

The Miami Herald is reporting that Grove's release was a fiscal decision, with Miami unwilling to pay him the bonus he was due if he played in the season-opener against Buffalo this Sunday.

Miami filled the void left by Grove by re-signing offensive lineman Cory Proctor.

The Dolphins released Proctor just four days ago, having signed him from Dallas Cowboys in May.

Proctor will now be backup to Berger at center, but he is equally capable of playing at guard should he be required to.