The NFL trade deadline came and went without many big names moving across the league. However, the Dolphins were players and did make some moves. The biggest and most surprising move was Miami trading former 2017 7th round pick, wide receiver Isaiah Ford, to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots get a smart, tough, and sure handed wideout to add to their lackluster arsenal while the Dolphins only managed a 2022 7th round selection in return. Personally, I do not like the value here considering the team involved is within the division. A 7th rounder is not enough to help a division rival get better in our opinion, but considering the type of receiver Ford is, New England makes sense. There may not have been a market elsewhere and getting some compensation in return for a player not in your future plans is smart. Ford could have been helpful going down the stretch with his intelligent play and ability to run crisp short routes, but the move indicates the team is comfortable moving forward with Malcolm Perry, Lynn Bowden Jr., and Antonio Callaway.
The Dolphins also sent the Kansas City Chiefs a 2021 6th round pick in exchange for RB DeAndre Washington and a 2021 7th round pick. Washington was selected by the Raiders in the 5th round and has produced during his career. Last season he totaled 679 yards and was signed by the Chiefs this offseason. He never found a clear role in KC’s offense but he is a dynamic runner who hits the hole hard and can burst for long runs. He is also a competent pass catcher.
The news of Miami trading for DeAndre Washington follows a report by Barry Jackson stating that Myles Gaskin has suffered an MCL sprain and will be out for 2-4 weeks. Expect Matt Breida to see the bulk of the work against the Cardinals. Considering Washington will likely not be ready this week, Miami may give Jordan Howard a final chance as well.