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Dolphins trade Jay Ajayi to Eagles

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Well that came as a surprise. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Miami Dolphins have traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Dolphins will receive a fourth-round draft pick back in exchange for the starting running back.

Ajayi has rushed for 1,924 yards in his three seasons with the Dolphins, including a 2016 Pro Bowl berth. He has a career average of 4.3 yards per carry, but that number has been down this year, where he is only averaging 3.4 yards per attempt. He has not scored a touchdown in his 138 carries so far this season.

Earlier this week, head coach Adam Gase had stated that he would look to get rid of players who were not buying into the system, and Ajayi seemed to be one of the players he was discussing. Now, it appears confirmed that Gase was frustrated with the performance from his running back, and the team has moved on from their 2015 fifth-round pick.

If the Dolphins do not make another move, they will head into this weekend’s game against the Oakland Raiders with Damien Williams, Kenyan Drake, and Senorise Perry as their top running backs.

For the Eagles side of this story, check out Bleeding Green Nation.