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Dolphins make WR Greg Jennings a cap casualty

Jennings, a 10-year veteran of the league, was released for cap reasons after a down 2015.

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The Miami Dolphins have released veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings, the team confirmed on Twitter. Jennings was signed by the team after being released by the Minnesota Vikings in early 2015, and wound up playing in all 16 games for Miami.

Unfortunately, he only managed 19 receptions off of 36 targets, putting up 208 yards and a touchdown. Those were the lowest marks in every category for his career, and well south of the 742 yards and six touchdowns he had in his final season with the Vikings.

Most felt Jennings still had something left in the tank when the Vikings made him a cap casualty, but coming off this season and the fact that he'll turn 33 early in the 2016 season has to hurt his value. The Dolphins originally signed Jennings to a two-year, $8 million deal and will save about $4 million in cap space by parting ways with Jennings.

Jennings has a Super Bowl ring and has been named to two Pro Bowls. He hasn't had a Hall of Fame caliber career to this point, but with 571 catches, 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns in 143 career games, he has little to prove. It will be interesting to see if he gets any interest on the open market.