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Ex-Terp Nolan Carroll starting for Dolphins

Ex-Terp Nolan Carroll starting for Dolphins

Since taking over as the Miami Dolphins' starting cornerback, Nolan Carroll hasn't been an easy mark for opposing wide receivers, despite being frequently targeted opposite veteran corner Brent Grimes.

The former University of Maryland player has allowed opposing passers to compile just a 69.6 passer rating and a 50 percent completion rate, according to Pro Football Focus. He's recorded 15 tackles, four pass deflections and one interception in three starts.

"I think right now I'm playing well," Carroll said in a telephone interview heading into Sunday's game against the Ravens. "Each year has been an improvement for me and a learning experience with...