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Dolphins active in trade talks, but will deal get completed?

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NFL: Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins appear to be active in the NFL trade market right now - a trade market that rarely leads to any major trades happening. The Dolphins, according to a report from the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, are targeting players they think could help upgrade their offense, and they are looking to both add players and potentially send away players currently on the roster.

Salguero adds that a source has said it is unlikely Miami will be able to complete any trade prior to Tuesday’s deadline because “most NFL teams are reluctant to exchange players at this stage in the season.” Most trades in the NFL, especially in season, involve one player and draft picks as compensation. It sounds like the Dolphins would prefer to keep their picks and deal with player-for-player type of trades.

Miami also has less than $1 million in salary cap space this season, so a trade would have to give them some cap relief if they are going to also add another player’s salary.

The Dolphins most likely need to be looking at offensive line as their primary target. They could also look to add tight end help, as well as depth at wide receiver and running back. Rumors have said the team might not have defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in their plans beyond this season - something the Dolphins have denied - but no team would likely trade for Suh with the contract he currently has.

Rumors have also swirled that wide receiver Jarvis Landry could be on the block, especially as the Dolphins did not sign him to a contract extension prior to the season. Landry, who should break the NFL record for most receptions in a player’s first four seasons in the next week or two and already holds the record for most receptions in a player’s first two- and three-seasons, is a fiery member of the offense and fan favorite. It does not seem likely that the team would trade him, but the rumors continue to point towards him.

My guess is that nothing happens for the Dolphins - and most of the NFL - as the trade deadline arrives Tuesday afternoon. What do you think should or will happen?

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Will the Dolphins complete a trade before the deadline?

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  • 40%
    Yes
    (1054 votes)
  • 59%
    No
    (1578 votes)
2632 votes total Vote Now

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What position should the Dolphins target if they are going to complete a trade?

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  • 82%
    Offensive line
    (2337 votes)
  • 4%
    Running back
    (120 votes)
  • 7%
    Tight end
    (201 votes)
  • 1%
    Wide receiver
    (54 votes)
  • 4%
    Other
    (125 votes)
2837 votes total Vote Now