Xavien Howard reports to Dolphins training camp

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Cornerback Xavien Howard would like a new contract and that desire led him to stay away from the Dolphins’ mandatory minicamp this offseason, but he isn’t holding out of training camp.

The Dolphins posted a video of Howard at their facility as players report for the start of camp on Tuesday. Howard would have been subject to daily fines of $50,000 if he opted not to join the team at camp.

Howard signed a five-year extension with the Dolphins in 2019 and head coach Brian Flores confirmed in June that the two sides were “talking about a potential renegotiation” in light of Howard’s feeling that he’s outplayed that pact.

There has not been any word of progress in talks about a deal that would be more to his liking, but Howard’s presence at camp suggests the conversations will continue with an eye on keeping him in his spot as a defensive leader in Miami.

19 responses to “Xavien Howard reports to Dolphins training camp

  1. 14 Int’s in a 12 game season is one of the more impressive records in sports. In the modern game that record will not be broken in 12 games. Xavien Howard could come close over the course of 17 games. You’d expect he’s about to turn in his best season yet and another double digit INT season could put him on a HOF path, if his knees allow it.

  2. Nice to see him in camp but he made a deal in 2019. Be a man X and honor your agreement.

  3. Wow. Five year deal, hurt for 11 games of first year, then has good year with 10 picks and he has “outplayed” his contract (for 80 games) after 21? Don’t know anything about him, but is the guy Mike Haynes or someone on that level?

  4. 8king says:
    July 27, 2021 at 9:26 am
    Be a man and honor your commitment, he signed a 5 year deal 2 years ago…wth?

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    Hard to justify him being the 2nd highest paid corner on his own team.

    I was unaware “being a man” meant taking less than your worth.

    I doubt your going to post the phrase “be a man, honor your contract” to the owners when players are released and left jobless just before the start of the season.

  5. I would like to see a player renegotiate his contract when he is not playing UP to his contract. Don’t worry, I won’t hold my breath.

  6. bostonblows says:
    July 27, 2021 at 10:08 am
    8king says:
    July 27, 2021 at 9:26 am
    Be a man and honor your commitment, he signed a 5 year deal 2 years ago…wth?

    —————–

    Hard to justify him being the 2nd highest paid corner on his own team.

    I was unaware “being a man” meant taking less than your worth.

    I doubt your going to post the phrase “be a man, honor your contract” to the owners when players are released and left jobless just before the start of the season.

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    The Dolphins gave a guy who was injured too much a 5 year extension that made him the highest paid CB in the NFL. He then promptly tore his ACL and missed most of the 2019 season. He’s been in the NFL for 5 years.. and only played 16 games twice….. oh and when the Dolphins gave him that 5 year deal… EVERYONE… (including this website)…. said it was a bad contract the Dolphins would regret. Because the Dolphins brought him a teammate that is nearly as good as him and paid him like it.. that means he’s underpaid suddenly?! Come on man lol

  7. As a lifelong Miami fan. Trade him. Crying every year for more money after reworking once already.

  8. Is he going to insist on renegotiating his contract EVERY two years?
    Enough already!

  9. bostonblows says:
    July 27, 2021 at 10:08 am
    8king says:
    July 27, 2021 at 9:26 am
    Be a man and honor your commitment, he signed a 5 year deal 2 years ago…wth?

    —————–

    Hard to justify him being the 2nd highest paid corner on his own team.

    I was unaware “being a man” meant taking less than your worth.

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    He obviously thought that was what he was worth when he signed the contract. If he had an issue, it should be with his agent

  10. Very good, not elite. I can understand his stance because he’s much better than his team mate Byron Jones who makes more than he does. I’d be upset too.

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