The Miami Dolphins released LB Channing Crowder at the end of last month, who was a starter and vocal leader of the team. Miami then followed up by signing Kevin Burnett of the Chargers to take his place.
Cutting Crowder saved Miami $5 million, which is probably the main reason for them releasing him in the first place. What I am suggesting is the Dolphins should try and bring him back, just for less money.
After being cut by the Dolphins Crowder went to work out with the Patriots, but he didn't like the workout saying that it "felt dead." He then decided to retire, which was pretty surprising considering he is only 27, which is surprising in the NFL.
I am willing to bet that Crowder would like to return to the Dolphins if given the chance. He has been with Miami since they drafted him in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and I am getting the impression that he is waiting for the Dolphins to call him up and give him an offer.
He would obviously need to be willing to take a pay cut and he wouldn't be the starter anymore, but I don't think that would be too much of a problem for him, and it would sure help the Dolphins. It would give them extra depth at inside linebacker, and it would bring back a favorite in the Miami locker room.
This would be similar to bringing back Jason Taylor, except that Crowder probably wouldn't be as big of an influence on the field as JT.
I want to know your thoughts. Should the Miami Dolphins reach out to Channing Crowder and see if he is willing to take a pretty significant pay cut to come back to play for the Dolphins?
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