After plenty of momentum building for a return by quarterback Chad Pennington to the Dolphins, a contract term requested by the player reportedly has thrown a wrench into the plans.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Pennington has asked for a no-trade clause.
Mort’s report comes from another team that is interested in Pennington. So maybe that other team will end up getting the player — if that other team is willing to give a no-trade clause.
The fact that Pennington would want such protection and that the Dolphins would be reluctant to give it suggests that Pennington’s instincts were on the money.