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After almost three months of trade negotiations, Kansas City quarterback Trent Green is now reportedly set to become a member of the Dolphins.

Green was traded today to the Dolphins for a 2008 fifth-round draft pick that could become a fourth-rounder if he hits playtime incentives, according to FOXSports.com. The deal will allow Green to participate in this weekend's Dolphins minicamp that begins Friday at team headquarters in Davie.

Green still must pass a Dolphins physical, which is considered a formality despite his having suffered a major concussion in the 2006 season-opener.

Green, who turns 37 in July, was one of the AFC's top quarterbacks this decade before suffering the concussion against Cincinnati. Green missed eight games and struggled upon his return, finishing ith his lowest quarterback rating (74.1) since joining the Chiefs in 2001. Green, though, still led Kansas City into the playoffs as a wildcard.

Set to enter the 2007 season with projected starter Brodie Croyle and Damon Huard as its top two quarterbacks, Kansas City allowed Green to seek a trade in March. Green agreed on a restructured contract with the Dolphins, where he has a history playing elsewhere under new head coach Cam Cameron and quarterbacks coach Terry Shea, and blocked trades to other teams by refusing to renegotiate a scheduled 2007 base salary of $7.2 million. But Chiefs President/General Manager Carl Peterson refused to trade Green until receiving what he felt was fair compensation from the Dolphins, which initially offered a seventh-round draft pick.

Green is expected to enter the 2007 season as Miami's starter, with Cleo Lemon serving as the backup and 2006 second-round pick John Beck as the third-stringer. The Dolphins are hoping that Green serves as a mentor to Beck, who is projected as Miami's long-term starter after the franchise passed on Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn in the first round of April's draft.

The Green acquisition also is expected to lead to the ultimate departure of Daunte Culpepper, who hadn't gained full medical clearance for earlier offseason drills while recovering from a second surgery on his right knee. Culpepper was expected to gain clearance to participate in this weekend's minicamp, but it's unknown whether the Dolphins would want him to practice if he doesn't fit into their long-term plans. If he were re-injured, the Dolphins would potentially be on the hook for Culpepper's $5.5 million base salary for 2007.

Green began his NFL career as a 1994 eighth-round draft choice by Washington, where Cameron was serving as offensive coordinator. After a solid 1998 season with the Redskins, Green was signed to a free-agent contract to start in St. Louis. But Green suffered a major injury during the 1999 preseason, paving the way for Kurt Warner to become a starter and lead the Rams to victory in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Green was a Rams backup in 2000 before being traded during the 2001 offseason to Kansas City, where he was reunited with St. Louis coach Dick Vermeil. During 88 starts with the Chiefs, Green completed 61.9 percent of his passes (1,770 of 2,777) for 21,459 yards with 118 touchdowns and 85 interceptions.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-605...la-sports-front

Bout damn time.
 

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So the dolphins caved in.

I wonder who will sign culpepper? Atlanta maybe?
 

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dolphins still stink

No, Trent Green changes everything.

When you say Miami, you're talking SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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No, Trent Green changes everything.

When you say Miami, you're talking SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Theyre in the air, theyre on the ground, theyre always in control... :lol
 

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No, Trent Green changes everything.

When you say Miami, you're talking SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Theyre in the air, theyre on the ground, theyre always in control... :lol

I love the dolphins but I really hate that f*cking song.
 

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Espn is reporting that Green needs to play in 11.5 games (70%) of the season for the pick to become a 4th.
 

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I'm glad we finally got him, but we shouldn't have given in like that.
 

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I'm glad we finally got him, but we shouldn't have given in like that.

I wouldnt say we gave in...they wanted a 2nd

Phins offered a 6

Went up to a 5th

no biggie...I don't think he plays 11 games or whatever so it works+
 

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I'm glad we finally got him, but we shouldn't have given in like that.

I wouldnt say we gave in...they wanted a 2nd

Phins offered a 6

Went up to a 5th

no biggie...I don't think he plays 11 games or whatever so it works+

I dont think they were 100% serious about a 2nd. Peterson kept saying that because thats what the dolphins got for Welker. No team in the nfl trades a 2nd rounder for a 37 year old.

Green put up some very good numbers 02-05 in KC. However those teams had the best oline in the NFL, top 3 rb's (in holmes and LJ) and a top 2 TE. KC also had terrible defenses, so they were always in shootouts, thus the high stats. The dolphins wont be able to protect him as well as he was in KC. So it will be interesting to see how he does.
 

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I wouldn't have given up anything, just wait 'til they release him or forget about
him altogether.
 

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Hasn't he turned 41 since negotitations started?
 

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BTW what they should have done is go after David Carr. He is 10 years younger and they could have gotten him without giving up a pick.
 

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I really wonder why you do this when Culpepper's given a clean bill of health.

Either Green's released, or you just play it out. Stupid, stupid trade.
 

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I really wonder why you do this when Culpepper's given a clean bill of health.

Either Green's released, or you just play it out. Stupid, stupid trade.

It would look terrible if they end up starting culpepper. I think he will get released in the next few weeks. You really cant keep a 5.5 million dollar injured qb.
 

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I really wonder why you do this when Culpepper's given a clean bill of health.

Either Green's released, or you just play it out. Stupid, stupid trade.

It would look terrible if they end up starting culpepper. I think he will get released in the next few weeks. You really cant keep a 5.5 million dollar injured qb.
The only question right now relevant to Culpepper is where will he end up signing?
 

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dolphins still stink

No, Trent Green changes everything.

When you say Miami, you're talking SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Theyre in the air, theyre on the ground, theyre always in control... :lol

I love the dolphins but I really hate that f*cking song.

That song is awesome, man.
 

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I really wonder why you do this when Culpepper's given a clean bill of health.

Either Green's released, or you just play it out. Stupid, stupid trade.

It would look terrible if they end up starting culpepper. I think he will get released in the next few weeks. You really cant keep a 5.5 million dollar injured qb.
The only question right now relevant to Culpepper is where will he end up signing?

Atlanta maybe? His best bet would be to sign a one year deal somewhere to prove he is healthy. He could just wait until a qb gets hurt in the preseason then sign then.
 

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