Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CB Evan Oglesby receives injury settlement

Less than a week after placing cornerback Evan Oglesby on injured reserve with an ankle injury, the Miami Dolphins have released Oglesby from I.R. with an injury settlement on Monday.

The move the Dolphins will pay Oglesby a sum far less than his 2010 base salary of $630,000, and in return, Oglesby becomes a free agent and can sign with any team.

There is always a chance Oglesby could return to the Dolphins at some point this year or next a la David Martin, but it's also quite possible his time in Miami is over for good.

A potential backup candidate at cornerback entering training camp in 2010, Oglesby's train derailed when he began camp on the non-football illness list.

Oglesby was later released and re-signed a few days later, only to suffer an ankle injury upon his return to the practice field.

The Dolphins signed veteran Kevin Hobbs to replace Oglesby on the roster. Hobbs and others are competing for reserve spots in the wake of Will Allen's recent knee surgery.

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