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Miami Dolphins put QB Trent Green on injured reserve

This coming less than two weeks after the Green suffered his second serious concussion in two years.

The Dolphins placed Trent Green on injured reserve Saturday, ending the veteran quarterback’s season, and possibly his 14-year NFL career.

Green, who started five games for the Dolphins, completed 60.3 percent of his passes for 987 yards and five touchdowns before suffering a Grade 3 concussion in the Oct. 7 loss to Houston.

The 37-year-old had been pushing to get back on the field, saying this concussion paled in comparison to the one he had 13 months ago while playing for Kansas City, but team doctors and specialists weren’t willing to clear him.

“At this point, this is the best thing for Trent and the team,” said coach Cam Cameron, who pushed for the acquisition of Green this offseason, sending a conditional 2008 draft pick to the Chiefs. If Green fails to play in 70 percent of the team’s offensive snaps the Chiefs get a fifth-round draft pick as compensation instead of a fourth-rounder. “The doctors have prescribed rest for now. No long-term decisions regarding Trent’s future have been made.”

Green has probably played his last game as a Dolphin. I wish Trent well and advise him to give up football. Two serious concussions are enough.

This and the Chambers deal, show at least for the moment, Dolphin coach Cam Cameron and the team’s management have their heads out of their rear ends. Miami when all is said and done will have expended seven draft picks from the 2004-2008 draft(assuming Miami doesn’t use another in next year’s draft) on Quarterbacks.

2004- 2nd rounder to get AJ Feeley
2005- 6th rounder and AJ Feeley to get Cleo Lemon
2006- 2nd rounder for Dante Culpepper, 5th rounder for Joey Harrington
2007- 5th rounder for Green, 2nd rounder for Beck

Note- I never liked the Green deal from the get go.

When all is said and done, only John Beck is liable to be on the 2008 Dolphin roster. Lemon is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

Miami blundered along, time after time, as they kept mortgaging their future for no gain. No they are 0-6 with gaping holes everywhere they look. They’ve stopped the bleeding, but the team’s recent history of poor draft picks doesn’t bode Miami to get better any time soon. Welcome to the mid 80′s to mid 90′s Tampa Bay Bucs of the early 21st century.

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