After failing to trade him, Dolphins cut Wilkinson

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins terminated the contract of
defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson on Monday, after trying
unsuccessfully to trade the 14-year veteran.

Dan Wilkinson


The Dolphins agreed to ship Wilkinson to Denver on March 2 for a
sixth-round draft pick, but he failed to report to the Broncos for
a physical and the deal was voided. He was not with the Dolphins
for their offseason workouts, either.

Wilkinson was selected by Cincinnati with the first overall
selection in the 1994 draft out of Ohio State. He has played for
the Bengals (1994-97), Washington (1998-2002) and Detroit
(2003-05). He appeared in 10 games as a backup last season.

Wilkinson, who has 54½ career sacks, was owed $4.5 million over
the final two years of his deal with Miami.