Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dolphins waive WR Brennan Marion

In their first transaction in more than a month, the Miami Dolphins have waived second-year wide receiver Brennan Marion.

An undrafted free agent out of Tulsa in 2009, Marion tore his ACL at the beginning of training camp in early August last year.

The all-time single-season NCAA leader in yards-per-reception, Marion had torn the same ligament during his final collegiate game with the Golden Hurricane in December 2008.

After suffering the injury with the Dolphins, Marion was waived/injured (not just waived, as reported by some) and spent the season on the team's injured reserve list.

Unable to part ways with him in 2009 due to the potential of a grievance, the Dolphins were finally able let Marion go after he failed his offseason physical in 2010.

Marion's release gives the Dolphins 61 players on the active roster, excluding all upcoming free agents. The team currently has seven wide receivers—Greg Camarillo, Ted Ginn Jr., Ryan Grice-Mullen, Brian Hartline, Taurus Johnson, Julius Pruitt, and Patrick Turner—under contract, with Davone Bess an exclusive-rights free agent in 2010.

Discuss this article on the forum here!