It’s official — Miami Dolphins WR Chris Chambers has been traded to the San Diego Chargers for a second-round draft pick.
“We want to thank Chris for his contributions during his tenure with the Dolphins,” said General Manager Randy Mueller. “This trade will give some of our younger players at that position, such as Ted Ginn and Derek Hagan, more of an opportunity this year. Chris did everything we asked of him and represented this organization in a first-class manner. We wish him and his family the best of luck in San Diego.”
A Pro Bowler two years ago, Chambers has struggled with consistency ever since. Given the Dolphins chances of making the postseason, this trade has to be seen as a coop. After all, just about any team in the league would take a second-round pick for an underachieving borderline No. 1 WR. This move will also allow the Dolphins’ young receivers, especially first-round pick Ted Ginn, to see the field much more often.