Harrington finally a Dolphin

What had been a foregone conclusion became reality on Friday when the Dolphins acquired quarterback Joey Harrington from the Detroit Lions. In return, the Dolphins sent a draft pick to Detroit.

ESPN.com reported that the draft pick was a sixth-rounder in 2007 that could become a fifth-round choice depending upon Harrington's playing time.

That playing time could be significant if Daunte Culpepper has some trouble at some point in his rehabilitation from his severe knee injury.

Because he could wind up playing a lot, it was important to get Harrington as soon as possible so he could start learning the offense.

The Dolphins begin their offseason training activity (OTA) sessions on Monday, and now Harrington will be able to take part.

If not for that, the Dolphins probably would have been content to just wait until the Lions released Harrington, which they were going to do at some point before they had to pay him a $4 million bonus in mid-June.

Harrington joins a Dolphins quarterback corps that includes Culpepper, Cleo Lemon, Brock Berlin and rookie free agent Justin Holland, and it's clear that Harrington is the No. 2 guy.

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