Continuing on the theme of disappointment for the 2009 draft class on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys released safety Mike Hamlin, the third defensive back of that class to part ways with the team.
Hamlin played, albeit poorly, in weeks one and two against Washington and Chicago, respectively, but had been inactive in the team’s past two games, against Houston and Tennessee.
The Clemson product suffered a fractured forearm and wrist in training camp last year, an injury that certainly hindered his development in 2009. Nonetheless, he made the 53 man roster out of training camp in 2010, and figured to contribute as a backup for Alan Ball, who won the starting spot at free safety.
Instead, the Cowboys will keep undrafted rookies Barry Church and Danny McCray as options behind Ball. As for Hamlin, he may land on the practice squad, if he clears waivers.
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