According to Armando Salguero, at least three Dolphins players spoke to their agents about going to another team following Miami’s 59-10 loss to Baltimore Sunday.
Salguero says not only are some players seeking trades because they believe Miami is tanking this season but because of dissatisfaction with the defensive coaching and playing time.
Sources told Salguero multiple players were frustrated with the defensive gameplan. The players understand the roster isn’t great, but they don’t believe the current staff is putting them in the best position to succeed.
Miami entered Sunday expecting a downhill rushing attack from the Ravens with a running-focused quarterback in Lamar Jackson who didn’t have the patience or skill to throw deep.
Instead, Jackson shredded the Dolphins with touchdown passes of 47, 83 and 33 yards. Salguero says some players were upset with the Dolphins’ continued failure to adjust and provide safety help.
Salguero adds at least one player was frustrated by his lack of playing time because he felt he was better than the player the staff played over him.
It’s worth mentioning S Reshad Jones, whose $17.16 million cap hit is the highest on the team, played in only 42 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday. Jones has been the subject of trade rumors for more than a year.
Florio added he has yet to hear from any agents or players about wanting out and Miami hasn’t received any requests from players looking to be traded.
“I can’t really speak to the accuracy of that one,” Flores said. “We haven’t received any information like that. I think for us, we just need to focus on what’s going on inside of our building, and not worry about anything that’s going on outside.”
We’ll have more regarding the Dolphins as the news is available.