Report: Two playoff teams called Dolphins to inquire about Xavien Howard

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Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard made his trade demand public Tuesday night.

Two playoff teams didn’t waste time in calling the Dolphins to inquire about a trade for the All-Pro player, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports, and “others have, too.”

Howard, who said he reported to training camp only to avoid the $50,000 daily fines for a holdout, practiced fully Wednesday, per Rapoport.

Dolphins coach Brian Flores said he believes “there’s a way” to work things out with Howard.

Howard is unhappy that his $15.05 million average per season is only sixth-highest in the NFL and is second at the position on his own team behind Byron Jones‘ $16.5 million annual average. Howard signed a five-year, $75.25 million extension with the Dolphins in 2019 and since has changed agents.

Howard, 28, led the league with 10 interceptions in 2020 and earned first-team All-Pro for the first time. He has 22 interceptions and 55 pass breakups in 56 career games.

6 responses to “Report: Two playoff teams called Dolphins to inquire about Xavien Howard

  1. Howard needs to fire his agent. How come he didn’t understand the deal offered? (So he says)

  2. I’d like to see the Fins offer him a contract that will adjust annually to ensure he is the highest paid CB every year. I would then also like to see the look on X’s face when Grier says “just kidding”

  3. Can’t wait for people to see just how great the dolphins defense is without Howard. Byron Jones is going to show everybody why he gets paid more money than X. Byron Jones will have ten interceptions or more.

  4. I hate it when I only make 15 mil a year. Trade him now. Get some picks. Keep the line moving.

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