3 Players the Dolphins Should Consider Trading Away, for at NFL Trade Deadline

Mario CuadrosContributor IIOctober 29, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 30:  Wide receiver Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers looks on prior to the start of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The NFL trade deadline doesn't see as much action as the NBA and MLB trade deadlines. However, some teams that are near contention can make a move to get them over the hump and make a playoff push the second half of the season.

The Dolphins are one of those teams that are a game-changing player away on offense to be considered a contender. They recently signed Jabar Gaffney which should improve the wide receiver corps, but the Dolphins still need someone that can demand double coverages.

Miami also has a few players it can use as ammunition to stockpile draft picks or trade for a player they want.

Here's a look at a few players the Dolphins should try to trade away and trade for at the trade deadline.



Greg Jennings

Jennings is a possibility the Dolphins have at wide receiver. Coach Joe Philbin is very familiar with Jennings. He can also fill the hole Miami has at wide receiver and is already familiar with the offense the Dolphins run. Jennings is also a better fit than Bowe in the West Coast offense and, character wise, is someone Philbin would prefer.

It's hard to see the Packers trading Jennings, but with the plethora of receivers they have, they might be willing to let him go for the right price. Jennings is also a free agent next year and it's not guaranteed he would re-sign with the Packers.



Matt Moore

The Dolphins have the luxury of having a backup quarterback that was the team's starter a year before. This came in handy against the New York Jets on Sunday when Ryan Tannehill was knocked out of the game, and the Dolphin offense didn't lose a beat when Moore went in.

After what happened against the Jets, the Dolphins might be reluctant to trade Moore away in case something else happens to Tannehill, and he's not able to play. However, teams around the league saw that Moore is able to run an offense, and a quarterback hungry team might try to pull off a trade. If the Dolphins get good value, they might ponder over making a move.



Dwayne Bowe

He's the big-play receiver the Dolphins need.

He does want a big contract so that could be a deal breaker. However, Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole tweeted that Bowe wants out of Kansas City. The Chiefs know that even if they don't trade him, Bowe will not re-sign with them. This might force the Chiefs to take whatever they can get for him, even if it's not a first round pick.

It is extremely doubtful that the Dolphins pull this trade, but it won't hurt to just consider what Kansas City is asking for. If they don't have to give up much, Miami could pull the trigger. They just have to make sure Bowe is willing to sign a long term deal once he's in Miami.


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