Rams trade defensive end William Hayes to Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins have acquired defensive end William Hayes from the Los Angeles Rams in a swap of draft picks late Thursday night.

The deal, officially announced by the Rams, sends Hayes to Miami along with a seventh-round pick (No. 233 overall) in exchange for a sixth round pick (No. 206 overall).

Tom Pelissero of the USA Today notes that Hayes has a $2 million roster bonus due on Saturday with $1 million of his base salary also becoming guaranteed. Those commitments now fall to the Dolphins instead.

Hayes had had at least four sacks in each of the last five seasons while with the Rams. He posted a career high seven sacks in his first season with the franchise in 2012. Hayes had 43 tackles and five sacks last season in Los Angeles.

9 responses to “Rams trade defensive end William Hayes to Dolphins

  1. Interesting little trade. Being lazy here but how old is he, does he play many games and how good can he be ? Could he be the type i like. Healthy, hungry and something to prove.

  2. This trade leaves me wanting more. I don’t mind the trade at all, but you trade away a good DE on great deal just so you can move up from pick number 233 to 206 ? I definitely think Sneak should have tried to get a higher pick!

  3. Dolphins need depth at DE. Just a guy to fill out the roster. Essentially trading out almost the last pick of the Draft for nearly the last pick of the Draft. I hope his run stopping skills are decent so Wake can take a breather on early downs otherwise he is camp fodder.

  4. “RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 10, 2017 10:49 AM
    The Dolphins are completely obsessed with defensive lineman however the biggest team weakness is linebacker.”

    yeah beacuse this draft isnt filled with lbs to choose from.

  5. This guy has been a productive rotational DE his whole career, good move and gave up very little. He get’s to go from lining up next to Donald and Quinn to lining up next to Suh and Wake…… Those tandems are like 1A and 1B in best DT/DE combos in the league.

    I feel better about a trade when the general sentiment from fans of the other team are applauding the move and/or not happy they lost the player.

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