Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dolphins have tradable assets
By James Walker
The Green Bay Packers are in the market for a running back. The Kansas City Chiefs might need a veteran quarterback.
Could either team call the Miami Dolphins?
The Dolphins aren't deep at many positions. But they do have tradable assets at two positions on offense. Teams like Green Bay and Kansas City could be potential dance partners before the Oct. 30 trade deadline.
Miami has depth to spare at running back, where Reggie Bush is the unquestioned starter ahead of Daniel Thomas and rookie Lamar Miller. The team also has veteran quarterback Matt Moore, who went 6-3 in his final nine games last season, behind rookie first-round pick Ryan Tannehill.
If I'm general manager Jeff Ireland, I would shop both Thomas and Moore to prospective teams to see what kind of value the Dolphins could get in return. Trading one or both wouldn't affect the Dolphins' roster all that much. Thomas is inconsistent at times and Miller could do well with increased reps. Moore is in the final year of his contract and probably won't return now that Tannehill has taken over.
For example, if Miami can get a quality cornerback or draft pick in return for Moore and Thomas, that would be ideal. The Dolphins have a chance to improve their present or future roster by trading either of these players.