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Report: Dolphins WR Rishard Matthew Wants To Be Traded Or Cut

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews remains unhappy with his situation in Miami and plans to skip the team’s voluntary workouts in the hope of either forcing a trade or his release.

Matthews’ agent, Steve Caric, declined to comment on Beasley’s report.

Armando Salguero previously reported that Matthews requested to either be released or traded, but the fact that the Dolphins have made a number of moves at the receiver position this offseason has most likely added to his desire to move on.

Miami wound up trading for Kenny Stills, signing veteran Greg Jennings to a contract, and using their first-round pick on Louisville WR DeVante Parker, so they are clearly set at the position.

This leaves Matthews in a position to be a special teams player and possibly end up as the Dolphins No. 5 receiver on their depth chart.

Matthews, 25, still has another year remaining on his four-year, $2,151,392 rookie contract that includes a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Matthews would free up $660,000 in available cap space while creating just $13,403 in dead money.

In 2014, Matthews appeared in 14 games and caught 12 passes for 135 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Dolphins. According to Pro Football Focus, Matthews was limited to playing just 218 snaps last year.


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