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Brandon Gibson released by the Dolphins

That roster purge I told you about four hours ago? It continues at this hour with receiver Brandon Gibson's release.

The release of the saves the Dolphins $3.26 million in cap space. It leaves $1 million in dead money.

 Gibson signed a three-year, $9.87 million deal in 2013. It wasn't a bargain.

Gibson got off to a hot start but suffered a patella tendon tear in his knee in October 2013. He really wasn't the same player early last season but got better as the knee improved.

It wasn't enough.

He had 29 receptions for 295 yards last season with one touchdown. He played 14 games.

His first season in Miami, Gibson had 30 receptions for 326 yards and three TDs. He played seven games that season.

So the Dolphins paid approximately $6 million for 59 catches and four touchdowns in two years. Not exactly a great success.

Fact is, the most memorable moment Gibson had in Miami was the '14 season-finale. In that game Mike Wallace complained about not getting the football and told coaches he might as well stop playing. Coach Joe Philbin took him up on the offer and benched him for the second half of the game.

After the game, in the locker room, reporters asked Wallace questions about the incident and Gibson, standing next to him, gave the answers while Wallace stood by silently.

Gibson said he was doing it to "protect my dog." Wallace approved.

This move surprises no one. Truth is in the spring of 2013 former general manager Jeff Ireland gave Brian Hartline a big new contract. He made Wallace the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. And he signed Gibson as a free agent.

Two of the three are already gone, as is Ireland.

Wallace might be the next out the door.

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