Dolphins Give DB Minkah Fitzpatrick Permission To Seek Trade


Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Dolphins have granted permission to DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to seek a trade.

However, multiple sources tell Mortensen that Miami’s asking price for Fitzpatrick is “too high.” Mortensen says that teams initially have been resistant to the Dolphins’ apparent asking price that includes a first-round pick.

A personnel man for one team tells Mortensen that Fitzpatrick is the “ideal slot corner who can cover, blitz off the edge, [is] intelligent, a good tackler and a good special teams player,” but doubts a team would be willing to part with a first-round pick in 2020 for him. 

Meanwhile, another GM believes the Dolphins are unrealistic about their expectations in terms of compensation for Fitzpatrick after “they got an arm and a leg for [Laremy] Tunsil from the Texans.” 

A Dolphins official tells Cameron Wolfe that the Dolphins are not actively shopping Fitzpatrick, but the team did not deny they have given his agent, Joel Segal, permission to talk with other teams.

Armando Salguero notes that Fitzpatrick has been unhappy with his current situation for some time and the Dolphins’ coaching staff has not embraced him as the last one did.

Recent reports have said that multiple Dolphins’ players have spoken to their agents about requesting trades out of Miami, given that the team is clearly rebuilding across the board.

Fitzpatrick, 22, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2018. He’s currently int he second year of his four-year, $16,509,174 contract that included a $10,086,672 signing bonus.

Fitzpatrick is owed base salaries of $1,227,626 and $1,975,252. His contract includes a fifth-year option to be picked up for the 2022 season.

In 2019, Fitzpatrick has appeared in one game for the Dolphins and recorded six tackles and no interceptions.

We’ll have more regarding Fitzpatrick as the news is available.

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