The Miami Dolphins have released offensive guard Shelley Smith. Smith, who signed a two-year contract in 2014 worth $5.5 million dollars, never lived up to the potential the Dolphins saw in him when he signed with them. Smith received a $500,000 dollars signing bonus with $1.25 million dollars guaranteed. With the release, the Dolphins will save $3 million dollars and will only absorb $250,000 dollars.
After Mike Pouncey underwent surgery before training camp started, Smith was inserted at the center position but wasn't able to consistently snap the ball. He was then moved to guard but was replaced when Pouncey returned several weeks later. From there, he rotated in and out with Daryn Colledge but never made much of an impact.
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This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs