MIAMI DOLPHINS wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) has expressed frustration over the Dolphins’ offense.

MIAMI DOLPHINS wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) has expressed frustration over the Dolphins’ offense.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent reserve linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the New England Patriots.

Casillas started the first three games of the season before losing the strong-side linebacker job to Danny Lansanah, who has returned two interceptions for touchdowns. The Bucs sent him and a sixth-round pick to the Patriots, receiving a fifthround pick in return.

Casillas is a sixth-year pro who was in his second season in Tampa Bay after beginning his career with the New Orleans Saints. He started seven of 17 games he appeared in with the Bucs, but was inactive the past two with a sore hamstring after going two games without playing a snap on defense.

To make room for Casillas, 27, New England released offensive lineman Chris Barker.

Champ Bailey

DENVER (AP) — Champ Bailey has decided to retire after a 15-year NFL career that included 12 Pro Bowl berths, a record for a cornerback.

Bailey’s agent, Jack Reale, said from Atlanta that Bailey had opportunities to play this season but decided to pursue other opportunities.

Those presumably include television.

Bailey spent five years in Washington and 10 in Denver after the Broncos traded running back Clinton Portis to the Redskins for the game’s premiere cover cornerback.

Bailey, 36, was released by the Broncos after the Super Bowl and he signed with the New Orleans Saints. But a left foot injury that sidelined him for all but five games last season continued to bother him during training camp and he was released.


DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Wallace is still stewing about the Miami Dolphins’ latest sputtering offensive performance.

Miami won 27-13 Sunday at woeful Jacksonville thanks to two interception returns for touchdowns. But Wallace left the stadium after the game without talking to the media, and he remained miffed 48 hours later, saying the Dolphins must do better.

Wallace said Tuesday he can’t identify the problem, but added progress needs to come quickly because the Dolphins face several high-scoring teams in the next month, starting with San Diego on Sunday.

As he fielded questions about Miami’s offensive malaise, the normally loquacious Wallace kept his answers short, perhaps reluctant to say too much. But his expression and body language made his sour mood clear.