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Joey Porter requests trade

Appearing on ESPN’s Jim Rome Show Monday, Dolphins outside linebacker Joey Porter said he wants to be traded.

“I don’t get paid like a rotation guy,” Porter said.  “So I’m not ready to take that role.  I’m still a starter.  I can honestly say I won’t come back to do that.  Why keep a guy there that you want to make a role player?”

Just last week, PFT’s Mike Florio reported that the team does not intend to bring Porter back anyway.  Tony Sparano’s coaching staff is sick of Porter refusing to come off the field when told. Porter was also deactivated for a November game for off-the-field reasons.
Porter, 33 in March, had nine sacks in 2009 and could probably still help a team as a pass rusher in the nickel defense.  But he obviously believes he’s more than a situational player.
The trade market will be barren for Porter because of his attitude, so-so production, and relatively hefty contract.  Most likely, he will be released later this month.
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49 Responses to “Joey Porter requests trade”
  1. READY2CRUSH says: Feb 1, 2010 5:27 PM

    Good riddance… Maybe OAK will give us their 2012 first round pick

  2. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 1, 2010 5:29 PM

    Hey Joey, if you would benefit the Dolphins by being on the field, you would have been. Your time is slowly passing, get the f over it. We are sick of this song and dance routine you play every year.

  3. Paul Hanna says: Feb 1, 2010 5:29 PM

    I’m a Browns fan who pretty much can’t stand Porter, but, ‘so-so production’?
    Is that what you call 26.5 sacks in the past 2 season? I agree that it will be difficult to find a good trade market due to age and attitude, but still…. Give the man due daps for his impressive on-field accomplishments.

  4. Laxer37 says: Feb 1, 2010 5:30 PM

    Chalk up another one for the Steeler’s knowing when to cut a guy loose. Joey can clearly still play, just not at a level equal to the compensation he commands.

  5. Mr. Irrelevant says: Feb 1, 2010 5:32 PM

    blah blah blah blah blah
    Keep talking Joey, nobody listens to you anymore

  6. Bee_Arthur says: Feb 1, 2010 5:33 PM

    People call Moss a turd … look at this guy …

  7. FinfanJim says: Feb 1, 2010 5:33 PM

    Maybe they get a decent offer from one of the Final 8 teams that won’t be able to sign free agents…

  8. BenRapistberger says: Feb 1, 2010 5:34 PM

    We’ll take him on the Patriots. Not because we think he can help our team, but because if we take him, he would NEVER, EVER show up. He would refuse to play and sit the year out. And if he does, the Pats wouldn’t have to pay him, and we wouldn’t have to worry about the cap space he’d be soaking up because it’ll be an uncapped year.
    Talk about sweet sweet justice, it would be the perfect way to finally get that DBag out of the league.

  9. Levito says: Feb 1, 2010 5:35 PM

    If he wasn’t coming off the field when he was told to, couldn’t the team have suspended him for conduct detrimental to the team?

  10. ebr362 says: Feb 1, 2010 5:35 PM

    Joey apparently never heard the saying there is no I in TEAM.
    Just another aging egotistical athlete that will be forced to swallow a bitter pill when he is released and no one pays him the money he thinks he deserves. Moron.

  11. Citizen Strange says: Feb 1, 2010 5:36 PM

    People in Hell requested ice water.

  12. Ron In Charlotte says: Feb 1, 2010 5:39 PM

    If you could be a starter, you would have been since you were paid that. Try staying healthy and stop running your useless fing mouth you ungrateful $20M guaranteed piece of shiiite…

  13. wwwmattcom says: Feb 1, 2010 5:39 PM

    Over rated.

  14. doric44 says: Feb 1, 2010 5:39 PM

    joey buffalo will welcome you with open arms !!

  15. Bigbluefan says: Feb 1, 2010 5:40 PM

    I want to be traded wait they are not bringing me back WTF
    Another assclown that will do something dumb that will out shine his life as a player in the NFL

  16. Gelardia says: Feb 1, 2010 5:43 PM

    Oh well, thanks for 2008.

  17. RayDaMayor says: Feb 1, 2010 5:44 PM

    Trade Porter to Al Davis…..then he’ll learn to shut his piehole.

  18. FireJerryJones says: Feb 1, 2010 5:45 PM

    yeah…. there’s gonna be a big line of teams here… coaches who are secure won’t put up with him, and have better talent.
    coaches who don’t have the talent, aren’t secure enough to add this pain in the a$$ to their team.

  19. gweetarman says: Feb 1, 2010 5:48 PM

    The Patriots are everything that’s wrong with the NFL.

  20. Ravenmaniac says: Feb 1, 2010 5:49 PM

    Laxer….you are right about that. The steelers do have the knack…
    Porter is an A-hole….

  21. LexusBrian says: Feb 1, 2010 5:53 PM

    You guys baggin on Joey are CLEARLY mistaken. Dude can ball, and he’s an excellent leader in the locker room. Would LOVE to see him come back to the the Steelers, even though we dont need him. He’s someone you want ON your team, instead of playing against him. Dont mix it up, hes got some years left.

  22. gregoriorossini says: Feb 1, 2010 5:53 PM

    Idiot… he played awful this season in addition to being a imbecile… goodbye joey, it was nice for 1 year to have you…. but thats it.

  23. Tdk24 says: Feb 1, 2010 5:54 PM

    I’ll take him in Oakland, for a late 7th rounder. He could our Romanowski minus the roid rage.

  24. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Feb 1, 2010 5:55 PM

    I have requested a trade from the business journal I work for to the Seattle Seahawks, because I bet it’s really nice there.
    The Seahawks have yet to respond.

  25. Tom says: Feb 1, 2010 5:56 PM

    “”The Patriots are everything that’s wrong with the NFL.””
    And what does that have to do with Porter?

  26. HarrisonHits says: Feb 1, 2010 6:04 PM

    Seems unlikely anyone would take this turd’s oversized contract on to go with his oversized mouth.
    gweetarman, another rocket scientist that makes mentally deficient chipmunks everywhere look smart.

  27. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 1, 2010 6:05 PM

    see u in Oakland Joey…where all 30+ players go to end their career

  28. RaiderMight says: Feb 1, 2010 6:05 PM

    “The trade market will be barren for Porter because of his attitude, so-so production, and relatively hefty contract. Most likely, he will be released later this month.”
    You guys keep saying that year after year and these players get new homes. T.O. and Moss are two recent examples.

  29. favresux says: Feb 1, 2010 6:13 PM

    pos

  30. JoeSixPack says: Feb 1, 2010 6:18 PM

    Send him to the Patriots for a 7th round draft choice.
    It’d be worth the money just to watch as Belichick benches him for the remainder of his contract.

  31. lebowski says: Feb 1, 2010 6:21 PM

    “I want more money”. “I want a trade”. Rinse. Repeat. All these players should just shut the hell up and thank God they’re millionaires.

  32. pistol_pete says: Feb 1, 2010 6:31 PM

    First off Joey your better days are behind you. They should have got rid of you the minute you refused to come off the field. That is the example the Dolphins don’t need for any young player on that team. They should trade you to Oakland or anywhere that will be a losing team for years to come.

  33. Nick Shank says: Feb 1, 2010 7:01 PM

    Peezy come back to Steel Town BUDDY!
    Who Ride? We Ride! Who Ride? We Ride! Lets Ride on 3
    We don’t need him but could serve great for Depth, he tought James Harrison all he knows and could make LaMarr Woodley even more dangerous.
    Could also progress the developpement of Lawrence Timmons. and you know James Farrior would love him back.

  34. slipkid says: Feb 1, 2010 7:13 PM

    that’s the point, he doesnt want to platoon.
    he only shows up vs. crap teams. so he should go to the nfc west.

  35. Lost says: Feb 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    Parcells/Spagnuolo/Porter
    Do you hate to see that trio separated?
    Or do you just hate to think of that trio – individually or separately?

  36. GoBears84 says: Feb 1, 2010 8:12 PM

    Heads up, Angelo!
    would be nice with porter in their next to briggs and old man river.

  37. slipkid says: Feb 1, 2010 8:19 PM

    if peezy doesnt play OT, pittsville doesnt need him.

  38. The Van Buren Boys says: Feb 1, 2010 8:20 PM

    Maybe the Dolphins can trade him to the London Silly Nannies!

  39. miggz says: Feb 1, 2010 8:38 PM

    Peezy basically was the one who beat the Colts in 2005 for the Steelers. He beat Manning senseless. For that, STEELER NATION thanks you!!!

  40. Klytus says: Feb 1, 2010 9:27 PM

    Joey could start for several teams. Which teams could use an experienced outside linebacker? He would have to take a pay cut but he can still play. Didn’t Joey lead the league in quarterback sacks two years ago? Unfortunately, there’s no place for him at Pittsburgh. The Steelers have to get younger on defense.
    GO STEELERS!

  41. bake says: Feb 1, 2010 10:19 PM

    snyder will give ya a couple first-rounders………………………..

  42. dubs7_2000 says: Feb 1, 2010 10:35 PM

    trade him to Cleveland….he’s fit in real good…
    A loser playing in the city of losers !!

  43. Terry says: Feb 1, 2010 11:50 PM

    TRADE; are you kidding me???
    The guy’s demanding a trade from a team thats already decided to cut him!

  44. Tim says: Feb 2, 2010 12:34 AM

    Oh the “You can’t fire me, I quit,” routine. Classic.

  45. pokerpro7s says: Feb 2, 2010 6:12 AM

    Maybe if Miami showed Porter any amount of respect he wouldn’t be requesting a trade. 26.5 sacks the last 2 years is waning production? Porter is still an every down player. Dolphins fans are just hurt that he wants out. Come back to Pittsburgh JPeezy, you’re welcome anytime!

  46. pokerpro7s says: Feb 2, 2010 6:15 AM

    If Cowher decides to coach in Carolina next year Peezy will be there. The Panthers will need somebody to put their hand on the ground, pin their ears back and rush the QB on 3rd down once Peppers walks.

  47. overkil2 says: Feb 2, 2010 9:59 AM

    “pokerpro7s says:
    February 2, 2010 6:12 AM
    Maybe if Miami showed Porter any amount of respect he wouldn’t be requesting a trade. 26.5 sacks the last 2 years is waning production? Porter is still an every down player. Dolphins fans are just hurt that he wants out. Come back to Pittsburgh JPeezy, you’re welcome anytime!

    Dude, forget 2 years ago. What did he do this past season? He played ok, but not to his contract.
    He had 9 sacks and 41 combined tackles. 1 pass defended and 1 FF.
    Career lows in combined, total and assisted tackles, Pass Defended, INTs
    I’m not saying he’s a scrub, but he’s the elite force he once was. Definitely not worth his contract.
    By Contrast, Cameron Wake had 5 sacks in a lot less time than Porter.

  48. Child Please! says: Feb 2, 2010 1:35 PM

    Maybe Denver will take him. Hopefully they aim higher this time.

  49. Pablo0620 says: Feb 2, 2010 2:01 PM

    I can finally join everyone else in hating Joey Porter. Love him when he is a Dolphin. Now I hate him. Like Shaq, hated him as a Laker. Loved him upon signing with Miami. Hated him the minute he left.

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