Dolphins Shopping WR DeVante Parker

The Dolphins could be ready to give up on DeVante Parker. The club has talked to several teams about trading the wide receiver, according to Mike Lombardi of The Athletic (on Twitter). 

Parker has missed four of five possible games this season, so the Dolphins’ feelings of frustration with the 25-year-old are understandable. At the same time, Parker’s injury woes will obviously limit his trade value. A Parker deal would mean getting pennies on the dollar for the former first-round pick, but keeping him could put them in financial jeopardy next year. Parker’s fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury, so the club could be stuck with a $9.387MM cap charge in 2019 if he is unable to pass an offseason physical.

Parker has been somewhat productive at the pro level, but he hasn’t been all that efficient. In 2016, he caught 56 of his 87 targets for 744 yards and four touchdowns. Last year, however, he had just 57 catches off of 96 passes thrown his way for 670 yards and one TD. His struggles last year could be chalked up to playing without Ryan Tannehill, but his foot, hamstring, and ankle injuries loom as a larger concern. This year, a quad injury has shelved Parker for every game, save for the Dolphins’ Week 3 contest against the Raiders.

At one point in time, the Dolphins were concerned about their ability to lock both Parker and Jarvis Landry up in the long-term. Much has changed since then as Landry was shipped the Browns in a sign-and-trade and Parker no longer a candidate for a big money extension.

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11 comments on “Dolphins Shopping WR DeVante Parker

  1. leprechaun

    They better get that offense straightened out before Chicago arrives next Sunday with Grudens gift leading the D.

  2. RockHard

    Dallas HAS to take a look. He hasn’t done anything in the league but he’d immediately be out most talented receiver

  3. Bill Jasper

    Looks like Miami is moving into rebuild mode for the umpteenth time. Gase has lost this team and they will be starting over again next season.

  4. TJECK109

    The only constant in Miami is turmoil. Maybe they can get Duper and Clayton out of retirement

  5. So let’s go back in time. The Dolphins get rid of Jarvis Landry who never missed a game. To give Parker s fifth year option for over 9M next year, Amendola 12 M for two years and Wilson 24 M for three years and Kenny Stills 32M over four years. Landryy’s numbers are substantially better then them all. Smart Move.

  6. Jack0207

    Parker and DT Jordan Phillips are going to be free agents at the end of the year. The team probably figures they should move on without them and see what they have on the team moving forward. Isaiah Ford is a promising player currently on the practice squad.

  7. Getizzyback

    “Shopping” DeVante Parker???? What a joke! Sure, who wants a 1st round bust who spends most of his time on the sidelines? I’m sure the phone is ringing off the hook.

  8. Miami is Miami all the same, no clue.No matter who leaves or joins this team the results will always be the same.
    No city or NFL team lives in the past better than Miami and the Miami Dolphins.

  9. andrechi832

    Wait…you guys think this is not all intentional? I wouldn’t be surprised another finger breaks. Follow him on IG and you can tell where his priority’s are…football is not one of them.

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