The Miami Dolphins, reportedly, are open the idea of trading three of their biggest stars, if you believe Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. He’s reporting that Miami, less than a year after trading up on draft night to snag Oregon’s Dion Jordan, “have begun shopping him to other clubs.”
Former Miami GM Jeff Ireland was the one who traded up for Jordan; guess new GM Dennis Hickey isn’t that impressed.
Numerous league sources, including executives from other teams, say the Dolphins might also be open to dealing receiver Mike Wallace and pass-rushing ace Cam Wake. That perception has only grown through the course of this week, through conversations with numerous decision-makers from other clubs, as Miami looks to retool its roster under a new regime.
The Dolphins, who cratered at season’s end and missed the playoffs, must fortify its offensive line. That’s Miami’s No. 1 priority heading into free agency/draft. Wallace was something of a free agent bust, and he whines. Wake could fetch a lot given his massive productivity (46 sacks in the last four years). Jordan was highly-coveted in last year’s draft, and he too, could get the team plenty in return.
The problem is that the Dolphins are dealing from a point of weakness – everyone knows they have massive holes and are desperate to makeover the team following what might be rock bottom in the history of the franchise. Worst part? Miami’s going to be in the market for a coach next year – it’s still a shocker they kept Philbin – and dealing three of their best players certainly won’t make the job an attractive one.