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Report: Dolphins eye Green

March 23, 2007

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— A new contract for Trent Green is holding up a possible deal that would send the former Pro Bowl quarterback from Kansas City to the Miami Dolphins, sources told the Palm Beach Post.

The Dolphins, like the Chiefs, want Green to take a major pay cut from the $7.2, $7.7 and $9.2 million the 36-year-old veteran is due over the next three seasons, the final three years on his current contract. Miami doesn't want to pay Green, who will turn 37 in July, much more than the NFL veteran's minimum, which is $820,000 in 2007.

To acquire Green, the Dolphins likely would trade the second seventh-round draft pick they obtained from New England for receiver Wes Welker. But, sources said, the sticking point for the Green deal is money.

Chiefs cut Knight, Turley

Kansas City, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran safety Sammy Knight and offensive lineman Kyle Turley, moves that were not unexpected as the team seeks to get younger.

Schaub new Texans' QB

Houston - The Houston Texans introduced quarterback Matt Schaub at a news conference Thursday, saying he will replace David Carr as the team's starter. The Texans acquired Schaub, a restricted free agent, in a trade with Atlanta. The teams also swapped first-round picks in the upcoming draft - the Falcons now have the eighth pick, and the Texans dropped to No. 10. Atlanta also received second-round picks in the next two drafts.

Rams' Faulk to retire

St. Louis - Marshall Faulk sat out last season because of a knee injury that threatened to end his career. He'll officially close the door on his playing days Monday when he announces his retirement at the NFL owners meetings. Faulk was the NFL MVP in 2000.

Jets sign lineman Haynes

Hempstead, N.Y. - The New York Jets signed free-agent defensive end Michael Haynes on Thursday.

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