Dolphins have no plans to trade DeVante Parker

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Current Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker won’t be joining former Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry as a former Dolphins receiver anytime soon.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins do not intend to trade the disappointing former first-rounder.

Parker currently is week-to-week with a broken finger, with the team “hopeful” Parker will be ready for the start of the regular season.

The Dolphins picked up the fifth-year option on Parker’s rookie deal, even though he has yet to have a breakthrough campaign. In 2017, he caught 57 passes for 670 yards and a touchdown. The prior season, Parker had 56 receptions for 744 yards and four scores.

Parker currently is listed as a starter on the team’s unofficial depth chart, along with Kenny Stills and Danny Amendola.

Salguero’s report explains that the Dolphins could, in theory, change their position if someone were to make the team an offer it can’t refuse, which could mean that the Dolphins are secretly waiting for said offer. Newcomer Albert Wilson, who is listed as the backup to Stills and who signed a three-year, $24 million deal, is a versatile weapon who could be dropped into any of the three receiver positions, including the position possibly vacated by Parker.

The Dolphins patiently have been waiting for Parker to live up to the potential that made him a first-round pick. He simply hasn’t. At some point decision will need to be made about his future — especially with a $9.387 million salary on the books for 2019.

That salary commitment for the fifth year of Parker’s contract, guaranteed for injury for now, could be the main thing that would keep a team from taking a chance on a guy who has had plenty of chances to justify his draft position, and who hasn’t, yet.

16 responses to “Dolphins have no plans to trade DeVante Parker

  1. If he gets with a real QB, he will be good.

    You cannot expect him to succeed with that revolving door at QB and having such a mediocre, faux-QB in Tannehill throwing to him half of the time.

    Knew Cutler would do nothing but stunt his growth.

  2. Sources close to me are reporting that you have to have a partner willing to give you something of value in return to make a trade .

  3. I had high hopes for Parker and there were times when he looked great…for a couple plays. Now, I do not care what they do with him. He is immature. He has the desire to do well but not the work ethic to make it happen. He seems to be one of those guys that were always the best athlete on the field so he never had to put in the work. In the NFL, ALL these guys are the best athletes and his lack of preparation/drive is unmistakable. Throw in all the injuries and he is quite lucky to be getting paid by a team at all. He just has so many and NONE of them seem to be brushed aside or played through. I would not be shocked to see the following on an injury report: Parker, goosebumps, OUT.

  4. Unlike most Homers for their respective team; I choose not to defend this guy. Something is seriously wrong with the WR’s of that draft. Parker, Brashad Perriman with the Ravens and Kevin White of the Bears. These guys all have the Size and Speed, but are either injured all the time or just can’t comprehend the Playbook! The Julio Jones, AJ Green, Antonio Browns etc. are really hard to find. Most take time to develop and never blossom. The Dolphins will be fine without Parker. They can use Gesicki out of the split and Albert out wide. All the Fins potential receivers are 4.6 or faster. This offense is about mismatched personnel. You know… like how every team does this against the Dolphins LB’s last year.

  5. August 16, 2018 at 8:06 am
    Btw, whatever happen to our 2017 1st round pick Charles Harris?

    Is he in the Witness Protection Program?
    he cannot be found anywhere.

    Thanks again Mr Tannenbaum!
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    Troll alert !

  6. His history has been both injury prone, and not doing the work to be great. Don’t forget HC Adam Gase strongly denied the whole DT Suh being cut in off season talk…. Miami isn’t going to get any mind blowing offers for Parker because his production certainly doesn’t dictate it. Miami got a 4th rounder for Landry which means we’d likely get a 6th/7th for Parker.

    People won’t trade on potential when a player has been injury prone, and missing games!

  7. The only plus is Miami can rescind it’s 5th year offer if he doesn’t perform up to par this year, making him a FA next year. He’s certainly not worthy of a $9m payday!

  8. cgr22blog says:
    August 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm
    His history has been both injury prone, and not doing the work to be great. Don’t forget HC Adam Gase strongly denied the whole DT Suh being cut in off season talk…. Miami isn’t going to get any mind blowing offers for Parker because his production certainly doesn’t dictate it. Miami got a 4th rounder for Landry which means we’d likely get a 6th/7th for Parker.

    People won’t trade on potential when a player has been injury prone, and missing games!
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    The reason why the Dolphins only got a 4th for Landry is that he was due a $15M+ Salary. Parker is different on an extended rookie deal. Landry is good, but like the Dolphins felt as well as 30 other teams as well… he is not worth WR1 Money for a Slot guy.

  9. Isn’t Parker the same guy that said Chris Chambers should shut up and that he didn’t need help. Parker is gonna need help very soon. You can’t be as big and talented as Parker is and struggle to get to 800 yards. Keep in mind that Miami never offered Landry a contract last summer because they thought Parker might break out last season. That plan turned into a complete disaster. Someone in the organization should answer for that questionable decision making. Landry is gone and Parker although his name is on the roster, appears to be gone too because he hasn’t been seen all camp.

  10. ishudbgm, I agree that Parker’s potential was involved in the Landry scenario at the start of last season but I believe they were not going to give him that huge contract no matter what. Landry finalized their decision during the season and by the end of the year the Dolphins were just trying to get what they could for him. Parker’s inability to figure things out so far is a different problem. Even without Parker on the field at all, this WR group has more depth and flexibility in several years.

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