Barry Jackson and Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have made several veteran players available for trade including S Reshad Jones and LB Kiko Alonso.
Jackson adds that the Dolphins would likely listen to trade offers for LB Raekwon McMillan as well.
A high-ranking league official tells Jackson that he doubts Miami would be able to find a trade partner for Alonso or even WR Kenny Stills, as teams would likely wait see if they’re released.
Regarding Jones, Jackson mentions that he’s no longer is expected to be an every-down player in Miami’s defense, which has led to the Dolphins making attempts to trade him.
As for Alonso, his playing time is expected to be dramatically reduced this year.
Jones, 31, is a former fifth-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2010. He’s was in the final year of his five-year, $30.81 million contract when the Dolphins signed him to a five-year, $60 million extension that includes $35 million guaranteed in 2017.
Jones stands to make a base salary of $13.01 million for the 2019 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Jones would free up $5,025,000 of available cap space while creating $12,135,000 in dead money.
In 2018, Jones appeared in 14 games for the Dolphins and recorded 72 tackles, three interceptions, one defensive touchdown and nine pass defenses.
Alonso, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Bills back in 2013. The Bills traded to the Eagles in return for RB LeSean McCoy back in 2015.
From there, Alonso was traded to the Dolphins along with Byron Maxwell back in 2016 in return for a first-round pick.
Alonso is in the third year of his four-year, $28.91 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $6.485 million and $6.375 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Alonso appeared in 15 games for the Dolphins and recorded 125 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, a recovery and six pass defenses.