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Miami Dolphins looking to trade Will Davis

The Miami Dolphins are actively shopping cornerback Will Davis, hoping to find a trade partner, according to a report.

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The Miami Dolphins selected cornerback Will Davis in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, doubling down on the position after having selected Jamar Taylor in the second round. Taylor appears ready to handle the starting role opposite Brent Grimes as the Dolphins prepare for their 2015 regular season opener against the Washington Redskins. Davis, plagued by injuries throughout his time with Miami, appears to no longer be in the team's future plans.

According to a report from the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the Dolphins are currently shopping Davis on the trade market, hoping to find another team willing to take on the high potential, but severely inconsistent cornerback. Salguero also writes that there are not indications, at least at this point, to say whether the team would cut Davis if they cannot find a trade partner, or if they would hold on to him as a depth option at cornerback.

Davis has played in 15 games for Miami, recording 25 tackles and three passes defensed in that span. He spent thes last portion of the 2014 season on injured reserve after a knee injury.

The Dolphins will likely keep six cornerbacks on the roster this year, spots that could be filled by Grimes, Taylor, Brice McCain, Bobby McCain, Zack Bowman, and Tony Lippet. Davis is the seventh man in a six man group. If the Dolphins do not trade him, they will have to decide if he is worth keeping on the roster over one of the other player on the depth chart.