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fansince'76
06-08-2007, 02:16 PM
Mind you, the Steelers are a "mess:" :rolleyes:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2897741

Culpepper leaves practice field accompanied by security
Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -- Daunte Culpepper is still with the Miami Dolphins. For now, anyway.

Culpepper was on the Dolphins' practice field for the start of a weekend minicamp Friday, one day after asking for his release and two days after Miami completed a trade with Kansas City for Trent Green -- who's taking over at quarterback.

Culpepper left the field and headed into the Dolphins training facility about halfway through the scheduled practice. He walked off the field with a member of the Dolphins security staff. The team did not give an immediate explanation.

Culpepper -- like the other four quarterbacks on the roster -- wore a red jersey, indicating he was not to get hit in any drills. He, Green, Cleo Lemon, John Beck and Gibran Hamdan all warmed up together, lofting easy passes to a few receivers.

But when the team gathered for stretching about 15 minutes into practice, Culpepper remained to the side and did agility drills with a member of the Dolphins' staff. He rejoined the offense after the stretching portion.

Even then, though, he was basically a spectator. While Beck, Green and Lemon took snaps during a drill, Culpepper stayed near a sideline and jogged with receivers.

The Dolphins want to trade Culpepper, telling him so Wednesday just before completing the Green trade and essentially giving last year's marquee quarterback acquisition notice that his time in South Florida was ending. But Culpepper, who is his own agent, wants to choose his next destination himself.

Culpepper suffered a serious right knee injury in 2005, was traded by the Minnesota Vikings to Miami for a second-round pick that offseason and surprised many by being the Dolphins' starting quarterback for the first four weeks of the 2006 campaign. He was hampered by knee problems, was sacked 21 times in those four games and ultimately was shut down for the remainder of the year.

He was cleared to resume practice this week, after missing most of the Dolphins' offseason sessions because of continued knee rehabilitation.

Green was on the field with his new team for the first time. He wanted out of Kansas City because he felt the Chiefs wouldn't give him a fair chance to beat Brodie Croyle and Damon Huard for the starting QB job there this year, and worked out a contract with Miami several weeks ago.

It took more than two months for the Dolphins and Chiefs to agree on terms. Kansas City eventually settled for a fifth-round pick in exchange for Green, and could wind up with Miami's fourth-rounder selection in 2008 depending on how the 36-year-old quarterback fares this season.

Culpepper is owed $5.5 million for this coming season.

Edman
06-08-2007, 02:51 PM
Wow.

But who am I to make of them? The Steelers have a real "mess" up here. Isn't that right, Mr. Taylor?

Sorry, I have a hard time letting this go. What a hypocritical statement by a player who just couldn't mind his own damn business.

Elvis
06-08-2007, 05:09 PM
Wow.

But who am I to make of them? The Steelers have a real "mess" up here. Isn't that right, Mr. Taylor?

Sorry, I have a hard time letting this go. What a hypocritical statement by a player who just couldn't mind his own damn business.
" But who am I to make of them? The Steelers have a real "mess" up here. Isnt that right mr. Taylor?
Where does this come into this article or am I missing something here right now?:smile:

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 07:12 PM
why not? :hunch: (selling playbooks is a good business... just ask brian st. pierre)

silver & black
06-08-2007, 08:03 PM
I just heard a rumor that he was traded to the Jags. Cammeron won't say anything because things are still in the works and doesn't want to jeopardize the deal.

It was posted in the NFL forum on RF.net. Thats all I know.

Mosca
06-08-2007, 08:07 PM
But who would want the Dolphs' playbook?


Tom

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 08:15 PM
But who would want the Dolphs' playbook?


Tom

The Patriots.:sofunny:

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 08:18 PM
But who would want the Dolphs' playbook?


Tom:sofunny:

nice nugget S & B. speculation has been him being a good fit with the jags cause in leftwich's last year of his rookie contract, 'pep' will either be great insurance of him leaving, or a good barganing chip to keep him.

this is way out in the future and premature, but if leftwhich does leave as a free agent, remember how bad billick wanted him as a raven? successor to mcnair?

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 08:22 PM
:sofunny:

nice nugget S & B. speculation has been him being a good fit with the jags cause in leftwich's last year of his rookie contract, 'pep' will either be great insurance of him leaving, or a good barganing chip to keep him.

this is way out in the future and premature, but if leftwhich does leave as a free agent, remember how bad billick wanted him as a raven? successor to mcnair?

Culpepper is washed up my friend. He might have one good year life, otherwise, he's washed up.

Preacher
06-08-2007, 08:23 PM
:sofunny:

nice nugget S & B. speculation has been him being a good fit with the jags cause in leftwich's last year of his rookie contract, 'pep' will either be great insurance of him leaving, or a good barganing chip to keep him.

this is way out in the future and premature, but if leftwhich does leave as a free agent, remember how bad billick wanted him as a raven? successor to mcnair?

That would be sad.

As much as I disbelieve he is a top QB...

he always seems to be on the winning side against us. I hope it is just team dynamics.

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 08:25 PM
That would be sad.

As much as I disbelieve he is a top QB...

he always seems to be on the winning side against us. I hope it is just team dynamics.

Last 2 times we played a game against him his team lost.

TackleMeBen
06-08-2007, 08:27 PM
why not? :hunch: (selling playbooks is a good business... just ask brian st. pierre)


tony

i guess its better than selling cheese :flap:

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 08:29 PM
tony

i guess its better than selling cheese :flap:

or in the Bengals case, Prison Jumpsuits. :sofunny:

Preacher
06-08-2007, 08:34 PM
Last 2 times we played a game against him his team lost.

Actually, we lost. Last year, that was the ugly game which was Ben's first game back from the surgery. We lost 0-9. Year before that we lost as well. The year before that, even though we were playing UNBELEIVEABLE football, we only beat them by 1 point I beleive.

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 08:41 PM
Culpepper is washed up my friend. He might have one good year life, otherwise, he's washed up.hmmmm. you werent one of the ones saying the same about mcnair last year were you? :tap:

i cant remember... so many steelerfans were assuring that mcnair would break down due to injury before the midway point last season.

Preacher
06-08-2007, 08:43 PM
hmmmm. you werent one of the ones saying the same about mcnair last year were you? :tap:

i cant remember... so many steelerfans were assuring that mcnair would break down due to injury before the midway point last season.


Man do I remember that. As it turns out, the problem wasn't McNair, it was Tennessee's O line!

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 08:43 PM
hmmmm. you werent one of the ones saying the same about mcnair last year were you? :tap:

i cant remember... so many steelerfans were assuring that mcnair would break down due to injury before the midway point last season.

I don't think he's that good any more. His health is deteriorating.

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 08:44 PM
Actually, we lost. Last year, that was the ugly game which was Ben's first game back from the surgery. We lost 0-9. Year before that we lost as well. The year before that, even though we were playing UNBELEIVEABLE football, we only beat them by 1 point I beleive.

I thought you were talking about Culpepper.

ChronoCross
06-08-2007, 08:47 PM
Well at least cullpepper is allowed to do 1 on 1 drills. He is playing it safe;

http://www.cleanfunny.com/pics/animal-mouse-football-helmet-cheese-trap.jpg

silver & black
06-08-2007, 09:44 PM
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Jun 08, 12:38 PM A story in the Palm Beach Post reports that QB Daunte Culpepper was escorted off the practice field by the director of security. Dolphins' team sources tell FFChamps.com that Culpepper is being traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for undisclosed considerations pending a physical.

Dolphins coach Cam Cameron has said he cannot discuss the matter at this time.

"Right now I have no comment because there are things that we are currently working on," Cameron said. "Things that if I made a comment, it could put those things in jeopardy. So for right now, I have no comment.

We will continue to follow-up with this story as more details become available.

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SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 09:52 PM
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Quote:
Jun 08, 12:38 PM A story in the Palm Beach Post reports that QB Daunte Culpepper was escorted off the practice field by the director of security. Dolphins' team sources tell FFChamps.com that Culpepper is being traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for undisclosed considerations pending a physical.

Dolphins coach Cam Cameron has said he cannot discuss the matter at this time.

"Right now I have no comment because there are things that we are currently working on," Cameron said. "Things that if I made a comment, it could put those things in jeopardy. So for right now, I have no comment.

We will continue to follow-up with this story as more details become available.

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I thought the coach might have some comment.

TackleMeBen
06-08-2007, 09:58 PM
Well at least cullpepper is allowed to do 1 on 1 drills. He is playing it safe;

http://www.cleanfunny.com/pics/animal-mouse-football-helmet-cheese-trap.jpg

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 10:02 PM
Well at least cullpepper is allowed to do 1 on 1 drills. He is playing it safe;

http://www.cleanfunny.com/pics/animal-mouse-football-helmet-cheese-trap.jpg


LMAO! that is so wrong. everybody knows he is holed up in the locker room, so he can be coddled for another year of rehab!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/cheese2hq.jpg

TackleMeBen
06-08-2007, 10:21 PM
LMAO! that is so wrong. everybody knows he is holed up in the locker room, so he can be coddled for another year of rehab!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/cheese2hq.jpg

that picture is missing one thing... someone swatting the mouse back into the cheese with a broom (that would be the coach..lol)

you kill me with all the cheese pics..lol

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 10:23 PM
that picture is missing one thing... someone swatting the mouse back into the cheese with a broom (that would be the coach..lol)

you kill me with all the cheese pics..lol

nothing says "cheese" like a picture with "cheese"! :wink02:

RoethlisBURGHer
06-08-2007, 11:23 PM
hmmmm. you werent one of the ones saying the same about mcnair last year were you? :tap:

i cant remember... so many steelerfans were assuring that mcnair would break down due to injury before the midway point last season.

The thigna bout McNair was he had a history of minor things that built up.

Cullpepper's knew is just straight screwed up.It's gonna force him to be a pocket passer,something he is not.

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 11:35 PM
The thigna bout McNair was he had a history of minor things that built up.

Cullpepper's knew is just straight screwed up.It's gonna force him to be a pocket passer,something he is not.'pep' is young and can still probably turn into anything he wants to be.

mcnair was once known as a 'scrambling' qb despite his career at alcorn state as "air mcnair".

not being able to scramble didnt hurt him too much last year.

point is, calling 'pep' washed up at this point is a bit premature. the dolphins tried to make up for a HUGE mistake of passing on brees, by starting their qb WAY too early.

dolphins screwed that up... not 'pep'.

fansince'76
06-08-2007, 11:35 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if he flunks the physical, isn't Miami stuck with him and on the hook for his $5.5 million salary this season?

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 11:57 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if he flunks the physical, isn't Miami stuck with him and on the hook for his $5.5 million salary this season?i dont think so. theyre only on the hook for the backloaded portion of his signing bonus ( which i dont think was that much, but am not sure)

i dont think they would put that risk in the hands of their medical staff, after the blunder of saying 'pep' was less of a risk than brees last season.

fansince'76
06-09-2007, 12:14 AM
i dont think so. theyre only on the hook for the backloaded portion of his signing bonus ( which i dont think was that much, but am not sure)

i dont think they would put that risk in the hands of their medical staff, after the blunder of saying 'pep' was less of a risk than brees last season.

Well, I'm sure he'd pass any physical given by the Dolphins' medical staff at this point. I was thinking more about him having to pass a physical administered by the medical staff of the team that might receive him in a trade. If that happens, I would think the Dolphins will have to eat the loss and cut him outright as he stated emphatically that he would not accept a paycut. The Broncos did the same with Al Wilson recently - they tried to trade him to the Giants, he flunked the Giants' physical killing the deal and a couple of weeks later the Broncos cut him loose. Wilson was cut in April and designated as a "June 1 cut," and supposedly saved the Broncos. $1.63 million in cap space for '07 and he was scheduled to make $5.2 million base in '07. However, what are the rules for a "post-June 1 cut"?

fansince'76
06-09-2007, 01:21 AM
i dont think so. theyre only on the hook for the backloaded portion of his signing bonus ( which i dont think was that much, but am not sure)

Yep, not much at all, upon further investigation:

http://www.finheaven.com/news.php?item.59.2

The 11th overall pick in the 1999 draft, Culpepper restructured his contract shortly after being traded to Miami in 2006. He is set to count $6.375 million against the 2007 salary cap. A trade or release would result in a meager $625K cap hit. If released, the Dolphins could spread that hit out over two seasons if they wish.

And the Dolphins can spread that $625K over 2 seasons because he would be a post-June 1 cut, if he goes untraded.

Big7BenHOF
06-09-2007, 02:28 PM
Jacksonville, here he comes.

Livinginthe past
06-09-2007, 05:00 PM
PFT is under the impression that Dolphins will be liable for the full $5.5million salary should Dante get injured while practicing with Miami.

This makes the most sense and gives the most logical explanation as to why he was escorted from the field.

tony hipchest
06-11-2007, 11:57 AM
so taylor thinks the steelers have a "mess". i guess thats better than our own coach calling our team a "circus":

Quote of the Week II
"If I'm just a guy down the street and I pick up a newspaper and I see it, I think it's a circus. It's not a circus around here.''
-- Miami coach Cam Cameron, on the strange story of Daunte Culpepper being on the team but not being allowed to practice while the Dolphins try to trade him ... and with Culpepper, acting as his own agent, trying to work out a trade for himself.

stlrtruck
06-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Didn't Steve McNair have this problem last year before going to Baltimore? Didn't he get some sort of compensation out of it too?