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Dolphins release disgruntled DT Jordan Phillips

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Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips was visibly upset Sunday with a lack of playing time in Foxboro in the game with the Patriots. That was apparently the last straw, as the team has decided to part company and release him.

Phillips, a 2015 second round pick who was a part-time starter over his four seasons in Miami, was having a heated discussions with teammates on the sidelines, while New England pummeled the Fins 38 – 7.

The team did not announce the move prior to Phillips making it official on his Instagram account Tuesday:

Philips started 26 games over the course of his Dolphins careers with 40 solo tackles and 5.5 sacks. However, he had seen his playing time diminish through the first four games this season.

Phillips is the latest in a series of disgruntled dolphins to depart. That includes Jay Ajayi being traded last year in October the Philadelphia Eagles in a move that shook up the Dolphins locker room. While the Dolphins continued to struggle running the ball the rest of 2017, Ajayi went on to help the Eagles win the Superbowl.

The Dolphins had a very public and at times contentious contract dispute with Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry and eventually shipped him to Cleveland for a pair of draft picks.

Also, veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was released in a salary cap move and later signed with the LA Rams. The same thing happened to veteran Pro Bowl Center Mike Pouncey, who was released and signed with the LA Chargers.

Pouncey, in  particular, was critical of the Dolphins giving up on him despite him playing injured and refusing to have hip surgery during the 2016 season.

One thing is for sure, with the latest move Tuesday, head coach Adam Gase has re-asserted that he is in charge, and if you continue to publicly disagree with his decisions, including playing time, you will be gone.

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