Reports: Former Gamecock Chris Culliver to Sign with Dolphins

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Chris Culliver started six games for the Redskins in 2015 before his season ended prematurely due to a torn ACL. AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

MIAMI (ESPN) — The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a one-year contract with cornerback Chris Culliver, according to multiple reports.

Miami is in the market for a replacement for departed cornerback Brent Grimes.

Tony Lippett, a fifth-round pick in 2015 and converted receiver, has been working with the first team. Xavien Howard, a second-round choice in 2016, has yet to practice in training camp after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Culliver, who turns 28 on Aug. 17, was released by the Redskins on May 2 after completing just one season of a four-year contract he signed with the team in 2015.

His 2015 season ended on Thanksgiving Day, when he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee during a practice. He started six games before his injury.

Culliver had off-field issues during his first four seasons with the 49ers, including making anti-gay statements at Super Bowl XLVII, posting offensive terms about women on his Instagram account and an arrest in March 2014 on charges of hit-and-run and possession of brass knuckles.

He pleaded guilty to those charges and, as a result, was suspended one game in 2015 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Culliver’s best season came in 2014, when he had a career-best four interceptions in 14 starts for San Francisco.

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