Cleaning House

The reshaping of the Dolphins roster took a big step on Monday when the team terminated the contracts of four starters and waived another four players. Heading the list of casualties were quarterback Trent Green, wide receiver Marty Booker, offensive tackle L.J. Shelton and nose tackle Keith Traylor.

In addition, the five players waived were offensive tackle Anthony Alabi, defensive tackle Anthony Bryant, offensive tackle Marion Dukes, defensive tackle Marquay Love and tackle Joe Toledo.

"This is never easy, especially since all of these players worked hard during their tenure here," Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said in a team-released statement. "In particular, in the case of each of the veterans, it's especially difficult to release players who have been productive and valued members of the organization. However, we feel these decisions are in the best interest of the team."

Booker, Shelton and Traylor all had one year left on their contract, while Green had two years remaining on the restructured deal he signed with the Dolphins after being acquired last offseason in a trade with Kansas City.

The moves involving Alabi and Toledo means two more recent draft picks have bit the bust.

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