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If anyone thought the Dolphins didn't get the better end of the deal before, they probably should now.
Colts owner Jim Irsay sent a text message to Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland before the Dolphins preseason game against the Falcons asking about a trade. The offer started as a fifth- and a sixth-round pick, moving all the way up to a second- and conditional sixth-round pick.
"Is this guy in the long-term plans?" Jeff Ireland asked, talking about the deal over the phone. "And if not, then we should consider that. If he is then—I mean, I know what he does for us this year. He's a contributing player, gonna play quite a bit. He is developing."
Davis was flagged for a pass interference penalty on what would have been an interception return for a touchdown in the game.
"The interception was ridiculous," said defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, "he took a guy and threw 'em to the ground."
In the end, it was the issues with consistency that did him in.
"You're kind of up and down, we've got to get it to where it's a little small wave, where the consistency level is more consistent."
We saw a very shaken Davis react to the trade, asking if he could call his grandmother to fill her in on the news. Jeff Ireland wished him luck, and sent him quickly on his way to avoid the incoming storm.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates.
Unless specified otherwise, all quotes obtained via HBO's original broadcast of Hard Knocks.