With the release of Frerotte, the team saved $4.38 million against the salary cap.
Although Frerotte led the Dolphins most of last year with a career-high 18 touchdowns, it was common knowledge that the Dolphins were going to try and upgrade the position in the offseason.
The sad irony for Frerotte is that he left Minnesota last year because he didn't want to be in Culpepper's shadow any longer and believed he should be a starting quarterback.
Miami left open the possibility of having Frerotte return at a reduced salary.
In other free agency news ...
• Running back Travis Minor re-signed with Miami for one year.
• Defensive end Kevin Carter helped the team save $1.125 million by restructuring his contract.
• Steelers safety Chris Hope was in town to visit with the team today.
• Offensive tackle Stockar McDougle agreed to a two-year deal with Jacksonville.
• Wide receiver Bryan Gilmore signed with San Francisco.
• Running back Sammy Morris has been taking a serious look at joining the Seattle Seahawks.
• The Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver Terrell Owens.