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Dolphins host free agent CB Eric Green

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The Palm Beach Post is reporting that the Dolphins had former Cardinals' cornerback Eric Green down to Davie today for a visit.

Green is a Florida native - growing up in Pahokee before going to college at Virginia Tech.  Green will be just 27 in a couple weeks and spent the first four years of his NFL career in Arizona - where he has played in 51 games, including 33 starts.

At 5'11, 196, Green would likely be brought in to join the battle for the other starting cornerback spot opposite Will Allen - a battle that currently features Jason Allen, Nate Jones, and Joey Thomas.

While he lacks good long speed, Green is an above average man-to-man cover corner.  He just needs to play off the line of scrimmage because he lacks the ability to recover if he gets beaten.

But he'd still be an upgrade over what the Dolphins currently have, though I hope the front office is strongly considering spending a day one draft pick on a corner as well.

I also wonder if this is the beginning of a handful of free agent visits by cornerbacks.

[Editor's Note by Matty I]  Thanks to "Muck" from thephins.com for e-mailing me and informing me that while Green was born in Pahokee, he actually grew up in Clewiston.  In fact, "Muck" went to school with Eric.  And he tells me that Eric grew up a Dolphins fan and would love to play in Miami.