Dolphins dump top '06 pick Jason Allen

To make room for new cornerback Al Harris, the Miami Dolphins have parted ways with Jason Allen, the 16th overall selection of the 2006 draft.

Allen never panned out. At best he was a top-notch special-teams player. At worst, he couldn't get on the field despite his lofty draft position. He was the last player remaining from the '06 draft class, leaving the Dolphins with only two players on their roster from 2006 and 2007 drafts.

Allen roused Dolfans with a two-interception performance against Brett Favre in Week 2. He added another pick in a Week 7 victory over the Green Bay Packers, giving him three of the team's five interceptions this year.

Allen was a surprise starter at right cornerback, winning the job from incumbent sophomore Sean Smith. But the Dolphins returned Smith to the starting lineup last week.