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Dolphins Put Minkah Fitzpatrick on Trade Block

19 September 2019

It's only Week 2 and the Miami Dolphins are in shambles. The Dolphins, who were walloped by the Baltimore Ravens 59-10 in Week 1, are showing all the signs of being in pure "tank mode".

The Dolphins now have three first-round choices next year, and are projected to have more than $110 million in salary cap space. I'm not the chalky guy and love to make cases for underdogs, but there's nothing positive to say about the Dolphins right now.

If they draft Tagovailoa and can't protect him, then what's the point. As the Giants have a significant need for a cornerback, Fitzpatrick becomes the best available.

Chaz Palla | Tribune Review Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick during practice Wednesday Sept. 18 2019 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex

According to Mortensen, the Dolphins are pushing for a first-round pick in exchange for Fitzpatrick, who is still playing on his affordable rookie contract. In two games they've allowed 640 yards through the air and six touchdown passes. He's best at slot cornerback or safety.

In August, Fitzpatrick's mother, ripped the Dolphins via Twitter for playing her son out of position. The latest name linked with the Cowboys is Minkah Fitzpatrick from Miami Dolphins.

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He declined to talk about a potential trade when asked about it prior to Miami's 43-0 Week 2 loss to the New England Patriots. Whether that's true or not, it certainly won't be true under any circumstances with bad slot defense and opponents going three- and four-wide on them over and over. They do, however, have a history of maneuvering in the second-round to get starters on both sides of the ball.

Salguero mentions being surprised if Fitzpatrick suits up for the Dolphins in Week 3 when they face the Dallas Cowboys, and La Canfora's tweet states a deal should be done by Tuesday. That's probably a price the Packers won't be willing to pay, especially considering how much investment they've already made in the defense this offseason. The question may be if they feel he can help save their 2019 season.

The San Francisco 49ers have already traded away their 2020 second-rounder to the Kansas City Chiefs for Dee Ford and the Chiefs have shipped off one of their two second-round picks to the Seahawks for Frank Clark. They are one of the few teams in the National Football League with multiple first-round picks in the 2020 draft and they do have a need at cornerback opposite of Gareon Conley. "In the short term, we're going to anchor him down to one position".

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If Oakland is serious about trying to compete in 2019, this move would make a lot of sense for the franchise. However, they will move forward without him as he'll move on with Pittsburgh.

To no surprise, the Philadelphia Eagles were linked to the versatile defensive back.

The New York Jets should take full advantage of this fire-sale to address one of their biggest areas of need.

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Dolphins Put Minkah Fitzpatrick on Trade Block