QB spent only one season in Miami

Originally Published: February 26, 2004
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Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have cut backup quarterback Brian Griese, along with center Tim Ruddy and right guard Todd Perry, ESPN's Hank Goldberg reports.

The move is expected to clear approximately $10.32 million of salary cap space for Miami in 2004.

Griese started five games for the Dolphins in 2003, completing 74 of 130 passes for 813 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions. The six-year veteran came to Miami last season after five years in Denver.

Seattle Seahawks: Senior vice president Mike Reinfeldt, who joined the Seahawks' front office five seasons ago, has left the organization after turning down a new contract offer, the team said Thursday.

Reinfeldt, 49, was brought to Seattle in January 1999 after the Seahawks hired Mike Holmgren as their general manager and coach.

Reinfeldt oversaw Seattle's player negotiations and the team's salary cap. The Seahawks said they were sorry to see him leave.

"Our search for a new cap administrator will begin immediately," Seahawks president Bob Whitsitt said in a statement. "In the interim, Mike has left our cap in good standing and we have a group of people with a wealth of knowledge and experience in free agency that will be asked to come together and contribute over the next few weeks."

Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals on Thursday signed cornerbacks Robert Tate and Dyshon Carter to one-year contracts.

In six NFL seasons, Tate has 135 tackles, three interceptions and 22 pass deflections from scrimmage. He was the Minnesota Vikings' sixth round pick in 1997.

He played in Minnesota through 2001 and then in Baltimore in 2002.

Carter entered the NFL as a free agent in 2001 with Cleveland. After five games with the Browns, he spent three weeks on the New England practice squad in 2002. He played in Europe last year.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints tendered one-year offers Thursday to restricted free agents Sedrick Hodge, Kenny Smith and Steve Gleason.

In addition to the offers to linebacker Hodge, defensive tackle Smith and safety Gleason, the Saints made a one-year tender offer to exclusive rights free agent linebacker Roger Knight and signed wide receiver Germane Crowell to a one-year contract.

Terms of the offers and Crowell's contract were not disclosed.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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