The Miami Dolphins are no closer to a long-term contract deal with cornerback Sean Smith, but don't hold your breath for the team to seal the deal.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reported Monday the Dolphins will not tag Smith, despite what many believed would transpire in South Beach.

Local papers reported Smith was a top candidate for the roughly $10.7 million tag if it wasn't used on wide receiver Brian Hartline, but Salguero has stated for more than a week that wouldn't be the case.