A day after the Miami Dolphins brought in Trent Green and told Daunte Culpepper that he is no longer in their plans, the deposed quarterback gave the front office a written request asking the team to immediately release him.
While it is very probable that he will no longer be on the team come this weekend, the team is currently trying to trade him for a low-round draft pick. The front office has given him permission to speak to other teams about a trade. Interested teams are speculated to be the Jaguars, Patriots, Rams, and Lions. If he isn't released by the weekend, Culpepper said that he plans on taking part in the minicamp practices. The Dolphins would like to avoid this situation, since if Culpepper suffers an injury in the minicamp, the team would then be responsible for his $5.5 million salary this year.
I hope that the team will hold onto him long enough to secure a deal with another team for a draft pick and not cut ties with him out of fear. This situation is sure to heat up very quickly so stay tuned.