Miami Dolphins To Release Will Allen In More Than Just A Smart Business Decision

This might be one of the few smart moves that the Miami Dolphins have made since their season ended in early January. According to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Dolphins are expected to release veteran CB Will Allen next month.

I like this move for two main reasons. The first is that they will save $5.5 million next year, which would have been the second highest salary for a Dolphin next season.

Another reason I like this move is that it shows that Miami's coaches and staff have faith in the young corners on the team.

We all knew that Vontae Davis was one of the best cornerbacks in the league, but there were some questions about the team's second corner: Sean Smith. Smith fit the second corner role very well in the second half of the season after being benched at the beginning of the season, and the Dolphins appear to be confident enough in Smith's ability that they don't feel the need to hold on to Allen anymore.

Most of you guys probably don't know this, but I am a huge Sean Smith fan. Some of you who have been reading my blog since the beginning of the season will remember me talking about him, but those of you newcomers may not know.

The fact that the Dolphins are showing faith in Smith's abilities makes me happy because he is a very talented cornerback with a lot of potential, and his height is definitely a plus.

The move also tells us that Miami's other young corners have developed well enough that they don't need Allen's help anymore. This is a good sign because, while our offense doesn't seem to be making progress, at least we know our defense has been progressing along well.

So, while it may just seem like a business decision to release Allen, it is actually a vote of confidence by the team to a young secondary.

Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think about the move.

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