Report: Dolphins should have deal for Minkah Fitzpatrick tomorrow

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The Dolphins’ fire sale could continue this week.

The team’s trade of defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick is “likely to be wrapped up” by Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

La Canfora mentions Washington, the Cowboys, Chiefs, Steelers, Eagles and Seahawks as those who have inquired about Fitzpatrick.

It goes along with what Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Sunday. Salguero said three teams are “seriously interested,” and the Dolphins should have a deal completed this week.

The Cowboys have dropped out of the derby, according to Salguero.

The Dolphins reportedly are looking for a first-round pick and “something else” in order to deal Fitzpatrick, which would seem to limit the number of interested parties. But Salguero said the Dolphins are “certain” they are getting a first-rounder in return.

The Dolphins made Fitzpatrick the 11th overall choice in 2018.

34 responses to “Report: Dolphins should have deal for Minkah Fitzpatrick tomorrow

  1. Chargers really need the help with all the injuries then when we get DJ back (if we do) in the back half of the season those two would be awesome! Rather see Nasir start ballin though and we get Ramsey instead but neither will happen lol

  2. He was the 11th overall pick last year and he’s done well. If you want to rebuild, why wouldn’t you hold onto your good young players? It’s not like they need to get rid of him so they can tank even worse. You don’t get extra picks for setting the NFL record for largest average margin of loss.

  3. Minkah Fitzpatrick is the first Dolphin player I have been excited about in a while. Whoever gets him their fans are going to be thrilled. I am just happy I didn’t waste money on another jersey. Mr. Ross, please sell this team.

  4. Is it time for the league to step in and take over control before this team trades away every true nfl player they have?

  5. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    September 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Minkah Fitzpatrick is the first Dolphin player I have been excited about in a while. Whoever gets him their fans are going to be thrilled. I am just happy I didn’t waste money on another jersey. Mr. Ross, please sell this team.

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    You are delusional. The mere fact he’s in his 2nd year demanding a trade should tell you where his priorities lie in terms of commitment.

    Further, your team is light years away from being a contender, so you should be giddy they can raid teams for picks instead.

    You people simply don’t get it. To beat NE, you’d need to build your team like NE does it.

    Get it?

    Your little half baked 9-7 seasons won’t work.

  6. This kind of gutless coward is exactly the type of worthless player Washington will mortgage its future to secure.

  7. Miami has enough picks to move into any position needed next draft. So why are they still TANKING? They don’t have too now. The torturing of the fan base can cease now.

  8. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 16, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    He was the 11th overall pick last year and he’s done well. If you want to rebuild, why wouldn’t you hold onto your good young players? It’s not like they need to get rid of him so they can tank even worse. You don’t get extra picks for setting the NFL record for largest average margin of loss.

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    Because he is a quitter and asked to be traded. It’s essentially Flores calling his bluff.

  9. Give Miami credit for kicking its trash to the curb and making other teams pay to pick through it.

  10. richndc says:
    September 16, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Not worth a 1.
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    Of course he’s worth a 1, but KC’s 1 is likely to be a lot different than Pittsburgh’s 1.

  11. He is not that good??? Come on tylawpick6.. if the Pats traded for him you would say the complete opposite. Sometimes what comes off your fingertips is complete garbage. This kid is a top 10 DB in the league in the right defense. He will go on and be a pro bowler for sure. Why Miami would get rid of a young star makes zero sense to me. They are going to lose their entire fan base unless Ross or Grier comes forward and makes an honest statement on what they are really doing with this team. You can have all the picks in the world but if you miss on them then you are right where you started.
    Letting Tunsil and now Fitz go just makes zero sense. Those are 2 young stars to build a team around.

  12. The kid is 22 years old … hasn’t even gotten his feet wet, but he has the potential to be the defensive captain for 10+ years. The best player Nick Saban has ever coached?

    You don’t trade him … the only negative with him is the trade request … tell him “no way and get back to work on your 6 positions.”

  13. If the rebuild goes well the fins wouldnt be any good until his rookie contract is over so theres no need to keep him around. Sell high

  14. The DB, supposedly ultra-versatile, complained of being played out of position when asked to do some man marking and getting badly burned.So now he’ll only abide playing deep zone FS? Good luck with that.

  15. This is really ridiculous as a dolphins fan. The kid was rated the highest slot Nickelback last year, and it’ll only get better. They should just groom in Madison the free safety, he has Ed Reed like ability. As soon as he mentioned the word trade, management should have said no and took his name completely off the table to the rest of the league. You don’t let players like him go, you build around those type of players. What good is getting a first-round pick when you have to try and find the exact same player in the draft?

  16. GM Chris Grier said Fitzpatrick was a swiss army knife. Well it appears he made another miscalculation because the kid is not motivated to be anybody’s tool.
    Keep in mind that Grier’s pick of Devante Parker has never panned out either. The choice of Tunsil involved the prior GM and was to to the team’s credit because they were lucky Tunsil fell to them. A lot of Grier’s picks haven’t panned out.

    The new coach seems ok. I’m ok with the general idea of do a “hard” rebuild like this including getting rid of players who don’t buy in 100%.

    I’m just afraid that Grier is the wrong man to pick out all the new kids from the draft. He seems to fail to see you need SEC and ACC big schoolers on Defense + Big 10 Linemen at everything except LT. He’s likely to take some flake from Utah or skinny guy from the PAC 12 that can’t block or tackle. Miami scouting has been suspect for years and the team has never responded to the accusations.

  17. Miami local here, I’m ok with the teams current plan and not listening to these talking heads. The Phins have been horrible my whole life since Marino retired. This season sucks but it was worst when we had to do it through Cam Cameron (no plan just sucked)

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  19. I’m not a fan of me first players at all, but his request to be traded is understandable to me.
    He’s on a team that’s committed to losing. He’s being asked (told) to play positions that aren’t comfortable to him. He hasn’t asked for more money or new contract. All he wants is to be able to flourish in a defense that will utilize his abilities the best way possible (and allow him to maximize his next contract).
    Quit trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

  20. If you’re alREADY ditching a kid you drafted in the 1st round last year are you ditching the GM who chose him as we’ll?
    This is a stupid move.

  21. I really hope with that extra 1st rounder we get Ramsey, Ramsey and Howard are 2 shutdown corners to build your defense with.. If we get anything else on top of it that would be phenomenal.

  22. Have a feeling the Dolphins are leaking all of this and trying to show the amount of teams interested to make an already under pressure front office (i.e. Skins and Bruce Allen) to put more chips on the table.

    Speaking of the Redskins, If they’re desperate enough to give up their 1st rounder, do that in a heartbeat. Top 12 pick guaranteed with top 5 potential.

  23. KC hasnt drafted in the first round in a couple years…welcome to KC young man. Make yourself comfortable.

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