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Eric Green (not that one) visits as UFA

The Dolphins announced today at 4 p.m. that Arizona cornerback (not the tight end) Eric Green is in town for a free agent visit.

Green, 27 on March 16, has been a starter much of his time with the Cardinals the past four years. He started nine of 13 games this season but the Cardinals have pretty much upgraded with the promotion of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the starting lineup.

Green, meanwhile, seems to have fallen out of favor. He is listed third on the Arizona depth chart at the left cornerback spot. Green also accumulated zero stats during the postseason because he didn't play in any of the Cardinals' playoff games.

Green has two career interceptions in 51 career games.

This is what Scouts Inc. says about Green for the 2008 season:

"Green is a four-year veteran who the Cardinals drafted in the third round of the 2005 draft. He has excellent size, speed and athleticism for the position. He is smooth, explosive and can extend the cushion with his pedal and transition to close on the ball in front of him or to the sides. He has fluid hips which he can flip to turn and run with receivers deep and he has a burst to catch up when receivers get a step on him. His biggest issues are his lack of concentration and lapses of techniques.

"He tends to gamble and can get out of position, overestimating his ability to make the play. He has average ball skills when he can get in the area and has just one interception in his first three years, that coming his rookie season. He is not timid about getting involved, but could be more physical in run support. He pretty much needs to be 100 percent healthy to play effectively and could be tougher, mentally."

By the way, how many of you remember Eric Green, the tight end? He came to Miami in 1995 as an unrestricted free agent. This at a time the Dolphins were needing a pass-rusher, not a tight end. Anyway, he missed 39 practices that year and after Jimmy Johnson took over the next season, he immediately cut the guy. He went on to play five more seasons with Baltimore and the Jets.