Dolphins explore trading for a running back


After Lamar Miller left in free agency, C.J. Anderson couldn’t be pried away from Denver and Chris Johnson chose to stay in Arizona, the Dolphins are exploring other means to acquire a veteran running back.

The Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have had trade talks with multiple teams about bringing in a running back.

At the moment, second-year running back Jay Ajayi is atop the Dolphins’ depth chart, but Dolphins coach Adam Gase says his offense works best with more than one option at the position.

“We’re looking to having more than one guy,” Gase said. “Jay is going to be a big part of what we’re doing. I’d like to have multiple backs. Right now, we don’t have a lot of guys on the roster. I think we only have three guys on the roster right now. We’re going to need to really develop that stable of backs. Options will present themselves. We just need to stay patient, whether it’s through the draft or somebody gets cut free or there’s somebody else out there that we need to take a look at.”

No specific names have been mentioned of running backs the Dolphins might acquire in a trade.

39 responses to “Dolphins explore trading for a running back

  1. Who trades fro a RB? Just draft one. If I were them I’d be more concerned w/finding a QB. But that’s just me….

  2. Hey Tannebaum, you bum, how about signing a hometown guy who busts his hump, was under utilized the last few years, and can catch, run, and block.
    It is so hard to be a fan this team when idiots continue the same cycle of mediocrity or less than.

  3. What a nightmare, Miller leaves, Broncos match for Anderson, and then the cold slap in the face Chris Johnson leaves the Fish high and dry returning to AZ as a BACKUP.

    I think if you are a Fish fan you need to accept the fact that you have to use a high draft pick on a RB, either EE in round 1 if he is still there at #13, or Henry in round #2.

  4. As I write this, Tanny is working on the poison-pill contract for Shaun Alexander… So it will be difficult for the retirement home to match.

  5. I’m taking a wild guess that this isn’t the year the pats get knocked off in the division. I know one day it’s going to be different but right now all the other teams are run by “a ship of fools”

  6. If they had kept their 8 spot in the draft they’d be in line for Zeke Elliott but now at 13 that won’t be happening unless he does something really stupid in the next month.

    Once the Fins traded with the Iggles they put all their eggs in the CJ Anderson basket and when that fell through they were hosed.

  7. As a Dolphin fan I remember wishing year after year that Miami would find a RB that could be a game breaker. They finally find a guy that reveal breaks 30,40 and 50 yd runs and they let him go. Fine…..But at least have a backup plan guys

  8. Who is left Mercury Morris, oh wait Ricki Williams. Good luck this team is the Browns east. Just can’t get it right. People sign there primarily to jot pay state tax they don’t want to play football. Even with Marino and Jimmy Johnson they couldn’t win. Maybe they should just stick to making ace Ventura movies.

  9. Letting Lamar Miller go was a mistake, but this is not a real story or even aquote from Gase. Just speculation. He will have access to about 75 practically free RBs from the Draft and Cuts. The Dolphins wanted CJ Anderson and no one else. They gave a lame offer to Chris Anderson and Morris did not fit the scheme. Foster is too risky for Veteran pay. They are fine and will Draft unless Adrian Pederson comes for a 4th string LB or 5th string Guard… we seem to have a lot of them.

  10. Considering how much they are paying Suh, they should probably just hand it off to him and watch him stomp necks on the way to the endzone.

  11. Unless it is a 6 or 7th rd pick for a player like Chawick West, there is no sense in making a trade. There will be abundant of RBs that will be available in the 2nd rd where they will have at great price for at least 4 years and RB probably has the highest success rate of any position in the NFL. So why trade for a guy that will demand a higher salary and has more wear on his tire?

  12. Yep, sounds like the ship has definitely been set right in Miami, lol. Just as dysfunctional as always. But at least they got rid of the former CB’s wife who despite being an idiot was telling nothing but the truth about the train wreck that preceded her husband’s time in the uniform by a lot.

  13. they should be getting a QB

    the roster has gone downhill significantly this offseason… they have to gear up with a real QB and hang on to good guys instead of trading them with no backup plan

  14. There’s a pretty good stable of running backs in this years draft ! What’s the problem ?

  15. NO professional running back wants to LOOK BAD running behind our HORRIBLE offensive line.

    Fix that Gase, and other things will fall into place:
    Pass protection.
    Time for WR routes to develop.
    Sacks diminishing
    Proper RB production
    Short Yardage conversion
    Added time of possession

    Better overall QB and RB performance

    Get us some true OG help that has experience at OG – not converted Tackles that are slowing down or getting fatter as they hit their 30’s

  16. Trade : Ross, Tannenbaum, Dion Jordon & Dallas Thomas for whatever we can get! Whoever or whatever it is – It’ll be a BIG improvement over the 4 of them!!

  17. getitrightflorio says:
    Mar 25, 2016 7:55 AM
    Wow, Miami just keeps getting worse by the day.
    Not really. They actually equaled or surpassed the talent level they let go (for example, Williams has a higher over under for sacks than Vernon according to Vegas). This RB scenario is really not very complicated. As Florio said, it would make sense to draft or acquire a free agent. If however, they find a RB worth trading for, at least they know he’s a starter. Really, it’s not the end of the world LOL.

  18. I was sad to see Miller go. I hope he has a great career he seems like a great player. Who knows how he handles an increased workload. He’s definitely at a plus having had so few carries. – but rbs have very short lives in the NFL. Workable rbs seem to be a dime a dozen I think you build the OL up and find draft picks or cuts during/after camp for RB.

    As a fan my confidence in ownership management is very low, but I’m taking a wait and see approach. Let’s judge these moves once we see the team play, not before.

  19. I love how Viking fans are on here offering AP’s services. Luckily even Tannenbaum isn’t that stupid. Is ironic though that Minnesota is run by a former Dolphin guy who chose to give Peterson an even better deal.

  20. I am also pissed the Dolphins just didn’t resign Miller….but what is done is done….Im also bumed out we didn’t get get Anderson after watching film of him shredding the pasties. Whats done is done….whats next? Im from GA….I wouldn’t mind seeing that Ga RB Kieth Marshall get drafted in the later rds.

    He fast very fast…”he so fast he makes fast people look slow”

    shout out to “longest yard” movie with Adam Saddler

    He could replace Miller’s home run threat ability.

  21. I don’t want that Ezekiel Elliot kid….I don’t see what there is so much fuss about him. I don’t think is a worth a top 15 pick partly because of the position he plays. He is a good player don’t get me wrong but there are more crucial needs for the Dolphins right now than to use a 1st rd pick on him(RB). I like his vision and jump cuts but he is a tad bit slower than Miller. I don’t think he will be as good in the NFL as college definite not year one. I think he is a guy that will have to take a year or two to adjust to the speed of the NFL. Miller had to do the same thing

  22. Also, Dolphin fans still using the bad offensive line lie to cover for their mediocre QB. Lamar Miller didn’t have a problem running behind it the limited time he did get the ball, neither did Moreno early last year. They’ve spent 2 first round picks on linemen who both are pretty good and paid Brandon Albert top 5 tackle money, which he was living up to before he blew out his knee at the end of 2014, and Tannehill still choked at home to the Jets and the Bills with a playoff berth on the line. It still was the offensive line’s fault. Yep, it’s everybody else’s fault except him. Bill Lazor, Mike Sherman (in college and as a pro), Philbin, Mike Wallace, the offensive line, the RB. Gase is next unless he convinces the idiot running the team now to dump the clown before the new car smell wears off him.

  23. @ realfootballfan

    The o-linemen drafted are real good? Says who? They spent 2 seconds and a third in that order on them. Here is a POV on that same time frame.

    You got a kicker blowing games that was carted off to the Bills. Who suddenly finds his stride again.You got coach Joe calling timeouts for the other team. You got a defense also blowing games. And going 3 and out late in games. When they did hold late you got a running game that couldn’t run the clock. Miller is also on the clock now. And we will see if they do indeed use him as a bell cow.

  24. I hate the Jets, I was really happy with Tannenbaum and Ryan were running the Jets to the ground. Now our fool of an owner decides let me bring in the guy who ran the Jets down to drain here..

    Steven Ross will sell this team after years of clueless ownership we as the fan will alway feel the pain.

    I wish we had an owner like Joe Robbie who put quality people to run a team with great players.

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