By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Miami Dolphins are winless on the season. It’s so bad down there in South Beach that players have been seeking to leave the team since early September – following the first game of the season.
According to NFL Network’s Insider Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins would be willing to trade running back Kenyan Drake. He said the “[Dolphins] would trade him [Kenyan Drake] if the right offer presented itself.”
This is something new, because almost every player in the league is available for the right place. If Drake is traded, it’ll be the second trade by the team in the first two months of the season.
In September, the team traded Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 16, 2019. The Dolphins traded Fitzpatrick, a 2020 fourth-round draft pick and a 2021 sixth-round draft to the Steelers.
In exchange for Fitzpatrick, Miami received a 2020 first-round draft pick, a 2020 fifth-round draft pick, and a 2021 sixth-round draft pick.
Drake has not had any contract talks with the franchise since training camp. He is in the fourth year of his rookie deal that in which he makes $2.025 million this season.
The 25-year-old Powder Springs, Georgia native was a third-round pick by the Dolphins in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Drake – who has primarily been a backup in his career – has appeared in five games, including two starts this season. He has 41 carries for 153 yards.
He also has 19 receptions for 137 yards.
In his career, he has appeared in 53 games, including 16 starts. He has 327 carries for 1,511 yards and nine touchdowns.
In addition, he has 113 receptions for 899 yards and six touchdowns.