The Miami Dolphins signed a very solid cornerback in August by the name of Chris Culliver. That signing came with the realization that Culliver wouldn’t be able to play due to injury for quite a while.
Culliver returned to practice almost a month ago. First lightly but then increasing his participation. Now, activated off the PuP list, Culliver is expected to participate for the first time in 2016 on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
The addition of Culliver couldn’t have come at a better time for the Dolphins. The Chargers offense is built on the gunslinging mentality of Charger quarterback Phillip Rivers. The Dolphins are thin at cornerback and need a veteran boost in the secondary.
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Culliver has 26 starts in his career with San Francisco and Washington but he injured his knee last November and was placed on IR. The Redskins let him go this past off-season. If Culliver can return to form and excell in Vance Joseph’s system the Dolphins may find a much better secondary for the remainder of the season.
The Dolphins are still hoping that rookie Xavien Howard can return to the field but that is still weeks away. Tony Lippett has been playing better and Byron Maxwell is also playing better but Miami still needs better edge protection from the secondary.