There’s been a lot of trade talks in the past 24 hours, but it started to heat up late Friday night when I reported that the Miami Dolphins were making a strong play for Jadeveon Clowney. In addition, they were making the majority of their team available for trade, including Laremy Tunsil.
Miami is making a push to land Jadeveon Clowney
Sources are telling Pro Football Network that the Dolphins are making a strong play for Jadeveon Clowney. Miami was rumored several weeks ago around a Clowney trade, but there was no confirmation either way. Now, it appears that trade talks have heated up once again.
However, the Dolphins will need to make sure that Clowney is committed to Miami. Since they are re-building for the long term, it doesn’t make sense to rent him for one year. This will be an integral part of discussions during the trade talks. Miami wants Clowney, but does Clowney want Miami? Some are saying no, so they will have to figure things out with him if they want to get this deal done.
Laremy Tunsil on the trade block?
In addition to Clowney, numerous sources to Pro Football Network are telling us that the Miami Dolphins are shopping their entire team, including all tradeable veterans. This means that while some contracts can’t be traded (Xavien Howard, for example), there are many who the Dolphins will listen to offers for. This includes offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
Sources from Laremy Tunsil’s team have confirmed with our own Tony Pauline that he has been dangled around the league as trade bait. This is in line with what we have been reporting – the Miami Dolphins are shopping a number of veterans on their roster, which includes Tunsil.
But before we go on, let’s make this clear. Our news is not that Laremy Tunsil is being traded. Lots of trades materialize and then die. Any football fan knows this. Our news is that Laremy Tunsil is even on the trade block to begin with, and that the Dolphins are listening to offers.
Tunsil doesn’t make sense on the surface, but he is due for a new contract soon before he hits free agency. It is possible that Miami and Tunsil aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on numbers, so they may be looking to move him now while they can get maximum value for him. With Jimmy Sexton and the CAA representing Tunsil, you know that he will command top dollar with little incentive to take a discount.
The New England Patriots are notorious for trading away players for maximum value, and Chris Grier and Brian Flores could be bringing that same philosophy to Miami.
Again, this doesn’t mean that Tunsil will be traded. That’s not the news. The news is that he’s even on the block to begin with.
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