Channing Crowder returning but not to Dolphins

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

After six seasons and 429 tackles with the Miami Dolphins, linebacker Channing Crowder was released last summer. He promptly retired to be with his wife, who was 37 weeks pregnant at the time.

Now, fully rested after a season without a team, the 28-year-old is looking to get back into the NFL and will talk to any team but the Dolphins, according to

"I wouldn't go on a team with [Dolphins GM] Jeff Ireland," Crowder said, according to the site. "I'm not very confident in him. He doesn't know what he's doing in my opinion. He's real disrespectful, he doesn't know how to deal with people, and the whole Dez Bryant [situation] kind of showed to the world what he's about."

Bryant, of course, was the guy that Ireland asked if his mother had been a prostitute, which Ireland apologized for later.

Crowder went on to say that he wouldn't choose to return to Miami, the site notes. "I would have to say it's the only team I don't want to play for," he said, reports.

In his final season with the Fins, Crowder played in 11 games and had 39 tackles.

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