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The Miami Dolphins have been the source of some odd trade speculation lately, but the truth is that this isn’t a team with a ton of trade chips.
People are speculating they will trade offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, but really, it’s hard to see getting much value there, as indicated by ESPN’s James Walker. And while it wouldn’t be surprising that a new general manager wouldn’t be enamored by the old one’s draft picks, speculation like what Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald threw out there on January 15 seems a bit of a reach.
An interesting way to go might be moving wide receiver Mike Wallace, though. His production was flat-out disappointing last season, but so was most of the offense. In a different situation, Wallace could again flourish.
And while this year’s cap number is a bit painful at $17.25 million, according to both Spotrac.com and OverTheCap.com, the contract is very reasonable after that for three years.
You might argue Ryan Tannehill needs him, but Brian Hartline had a better season in terms of number of receptions, yards and yards per reception, and was only one behind Wallace in touchdowns.
Hartline, along with a good receiver from a deep class of rookies, should more than make up for Wallace’s absence.