Fins take sixth-rounder for Satele, will flip picks

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
DANA POINT, Calif. -- The Miami Dolphins will receive a sixth-round pick from the Oakland Raiders and the clubs will flop picks in another round as part of the deal for center Samson Satele, an NFL source informs ESPN.com.

The source could not confirm which round will be flopped, but the Raiders don't own a fifth-round choice.

The trade first was reported Sunday night.

Satele was a second-round draft pick (a choice acquired in the trade that sent Wes Welker to the New England Patriots) who started all 32 games of his pro career for the Dolphins.

But Satele fell out of favor with football operations boss Bill Parcells and line-oriented head coach Tony Sparano. They didn't like how Satele held up physically against 3-4 nose tackles. Satele is listed at 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds.

Two of Miami's divisional foes -- the Patriots and New York Jets -- operate 3-4 defenses and have behemoth nose tackles in Vince Wilfork and Kris Jenkins, respectively.

Satele became expendable when the Dolphins signed Raiders free agent Jake Grove to a five-year deal worth almost $30 million.