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Dolphins release 2005 starting QB Frerotte

ith a trade for Daunte Culpepper awaiting a doctor's approval, the Miami Dolphins released last year's starting quarterback, Gus Frerotte. Miami acquired Culpepper from the Minnesota Vikings, with the deal contingent on Culpepper passing a physical.

DAVIE, Fla. (March 14, 2006) -- With a trade for Daunte Culpepper awaiting a doctor's approval, the Miami Dolphins released last year's starting quarterback, Gus Frerotte.

Miami acquired Culpepper from the Minnesota Vikings, with the deal contingent on Culpepper passing a physical. That's not a given, because he's recovering from a serious knee injury suffered in October.

But the Dolphins declined to wait for the trade to become final to release Frerotte, who would have cost the team $4.38 million against the salary cap this year.

Frerotte went 9-6 as a starter in his only year with Miami, and threw a career-high 18 touchdown passes. The 12-year veteran has played for six NFL teams.

His departure leaves the Dolphins in the market for a backup quarterback. Sage Rosenfels, who filled that role last year, signed last week with Houston.

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