Dolphins’ Xavien Howard Not Seeking Trade

After a brutal 59-10 pummeling at the hands of the Ravens, several Dolphins players have already requested trades. However, cornerback Xavien Howard is not one of the players looking to bail, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald (on Twitter) hears. 

Despite their rebuilding efforts, the Dolphins have told Howard that they value him. In turn, Howard has said he wants to stay, even though this figures to be a long season for a club that has traded left tackle Laremy Tunsil and jettisoned other key veterans.

This year, the Dolphins re-upped Howard on a five year, $75.25MM extension with $27.18MM fully guaranteed at signing and $46MM in total guarantees. That is to say – Howard might not win much with the Fins in 2019, but he’ll be paid handsomely.

Things won’t get much easier from here for the Dolphins. They’ve had success against the Patriots at home, but no one is anticipating an upset win in Miami on Sunday. After that, they’ll travel to Dallas to take on one of the league’s most dangerous offenses.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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9 comments on “Dolphins’ Xavien Howard Not Seeking Trade

  1. phillyballers

    If you’re being paid, who cares. If you’re not paid yet, and you’re getting PT, you should be all over staying. Go to a contender and be buried on a depth chart?

    • ^ bingo. Awesome post. Being a browns fan, having a non-competitive team generally attracts the best UDFAs since the PT is generally available. At the very least, it’s a try out for other clubs in the future… while the draft picks of the regime generally replace you at some point, you can land somewhere else instead of being forced to football oblivion.

  2. JJB0811

    Keep talking parity! The difference between the have’s and have not’s is still noticeable. One can pretty much pencil in the Bengals, Jags, Fins, Lions, and Cards for the top 10 in the draft.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Maybe you should substitute the Browns for Bengals who had a very solid performance against the Hawks despite the one point loss.

  3. lambeau gang

    If I were a GM this would make me want to trade for Howard more than ever. Loyalty even to a terrible team, that’s pretty honorable. Team player for sure.

  4. sufferfortribe

    Lots of $$$$$, living in sunny Miami…..well, duh. I’d stay, too.

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