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Cowboys Decline To Pick Up CB Morris Claiborne’s Fifth-Year Option

Update:

ESPN’s Field Yates confirms that the Cowboys did not pick up CB Morris Claiborne‘s fifth-year option before yesterday’s deadline.

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Brandon George of the Dallas News reports that the Cowboys won’t pick up CB Morris Claiborne‘s fifth-year option.

This move would have run the Cowboys $11.082 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a lower cap figure.

Claiborne, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $2,607,887 for the 2015 season.

His year came to an end after he suffered a knee injury and was later placed on season-ending injured reserve.

In 2014, Claiborne record seven tackles, one interception and two pass defenses over the course of four games. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 151 total snaps to go along with poor rating in pass coverage and as a run-defender.