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Antrel Rolle likes idea of playing for Fins

MIAMI -- Arizona Cardinals free safety Antrel Rolle is participating in his first Pro Bowl, and it just so happens to be taking place in his hometown.

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Rolle, a native of nearby Homestead and former Miami Hurricanes standout, noted he's happy with the Cardinals but sounded keen on the idea of staying home to play for the Miami Dolphins.

"That would be nice," Rolle told Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero. "I would love to take some of the burden off of mom and dad seeing as they travel to every game. Miami is home for me. I haven't played here in five years. But, hey, we can make it happen."

The Dolphins certainly could use him. They made Gibril Wilson one of their big free-agent acquisitions last season, signing him to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million. But he proved to be a liability in the secondary. Wilson routinely blew coverages and missed tackles.

An uncapped year, which seems unavoidable, would be the perfect time for teams to dump high-paid players they don't want anymore because they can unload the pro-rated portion of the contract onto this year's ledger and be done with it.

Rolle is supposed to make $12.1 million in 2010, the final year of his contract. If the Cardinals don't want to pay him, then they could part ways.

"I'm still a Cardinal right now, you know," Rolle said. "I don't know what's going to happen. But I love the Cardinals and their organization. I've been good to them, and they've been great to me also. Let's just see what plays out.

"I don't know what's going to play out. They haven't given me any indication. I know they want to keep me there. We're trying to keep our franchise together, but I don't know what they're thinking right now."