Never Mind ... For Now

The Dolphins have confirmed that Joey Porter is back on the roster after their move to terminate him was deemed invalid by the league.

ESPN reported that the problem stems from the fact that the league remains under a salary cap until March, at which point the cap disappears if there's no new collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners.

The problem is that releasing Porter now accelerates his salary-cap hit, and the Dolphins apparently don't have the cap space available to get rid of him right now.

The good news for the Dolphins is that they'll still be able to release the first week of March before his $1 million roster bonus is due March 9.

With Porter back on the roster, that means they now can work out a trade for him, although it's difficult to envision any team giving the Dolphins something for a player they obviously don't want anymore and who's going to be released sooner rather than later.

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