Culliver suffered a torn ACL and MCL back in November and will continue to rehab with his new team during training camp. He is the fourth cornerback signed by the Dolphins since training camp began and he could battle for a starting position once fully healed.
Culliver tore his ACL and MCL during a November practice with the Redskins last season and was eventually released in May. He recently visited with the Cardinals, but ultimately did not get a deal with the team. The Dolphins appear to be high on the South Carolina product given the contract signing, but there is not a definitive timetable for Culliver's return to the field.
Culliver (knee) will visit the Cardinals and undergo a physical with the team Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Culliver was released by the Redskins in May after tearing his ACL and MCL during a November practice, which limited him to just six games played last season. Despite his injury, the Cardinals are plenty familiar with Culliver from his time spent in the division with the 49ers, and Arizona has enjoyed some success with signing veteran free agents of late. As a result, Culliver's physical condition could foreseeably determine whether the Cardinals make him an offer, as Arizona could use depth in a secondary that lost Jerraud Powers and Rashad Johnson this offseason.
Culliver signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Redskins just last offseason, but made only six appearances for Washington prior to suffering a torn ACL and MCL during a November practice. Not only is Culliver a high-priced veteran coming off an injury, but the Redskins also drafted cornerback Kendall Fuller in the third round, and made a huge splash by adding All-Pro corner Josh Norman recently as well. Given those considerations, the 27-year-old Culliver was made expendable and will now look to land elsewhere prior to the season.
Washington made a splash in the offseason, inking Culliver to a four-year contract, but a one-game suspension and knee injury limited him to 16 tackles and no interceptions in six appearances. A shoulder injury resulted in no practice Wednesday, and in his return Thursday, he suffered the knee ligament tears on an attempted leap. With a lengthy rehab process on tap, he may be in danger of missing some of the 2016 season as well.
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