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Utah Utes football: Smith climbs Dolphins' depth chart

DAVIE, Fla. — Veteran cornerback Eric Green has been released by the Miami Dolphins, leaving rookies Sean Smith and Vontae Davis to contend for a starting job.

Green had been a disappointment in training camp, and his contract was terminated Wednesday. He signed with Miami as an unrestricted free agent in March.

Smith, a former University of Utah standout who has been practicing with the first team, made an interception in Monday's exhibition opener against Jacksonville. Davis, Miami's first-round draft choice in April, was flagged for three penalties in the game. The Dolphins seek a replacement for starter Andre' Goodman, who signed with Denver in the offseason.

— Staff and wire services