Reported by Miami Herald writer, Armando Salguero, Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Davis is being shopped to other tea..."/> Reported by Miami Herald writer, Armando Salguero, Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Davis is being shopped to other tea..."/> Reported by Miami Herald writer, Armando Salguero, Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Davis is being shopped to other tea..."/>

Miami Dolphins reportedly shopping CB Will Davis

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Reported by Miami Herald writer, Armando Salguero, Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Davis is being shopped to other teams. On September 5th at 4 p.m EST, the Miami Dolphins must slim their roster down to 53 players. With only a few days left, the Fins front office is trying to find any sort of value from the players they are considering cutting. While it remains unclear if Davis will in fact be cut, this recent report implies the Fins front office likes what they have at the cornerback position, minus Davis.

A Miami Dolphins 3rd round draft pick in 2013, Davis injured his knee in early November of last year, immediately placing him on the season ending injured reserve list. Throughout his career, Davis has been inconsistent in coverage, frequently getting beat on short comeback routs, making poor decisions on deep balls, and racking up too many penalties. As reported by Armando Salguero, on Tuesday, Coach Philbin was asked about Davis’ play thus far into the offseason, acknowledging both his injury and on-field performance.

"“I think there’s a little bit of both,” Philbin said. “Obviously, he is coming off of an injury and we’ve seen development over the last five weeks and so we think there will be some more development there from a physical standpoint. Then obviously the performance, you’ve got to weigh all those things when you make a decision.”"

If you take Will Davis off the team, the remaining cornerbacks on the roster are pro bowler Brent Grimes, 2013 2nd rounder Jamar Taylor, newly acquired free agents Brice McCain and Zack Bowman, and finally rookies Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett. As far as defense is concerned, cornerbacks are the best athletes on the field. Without solid cornerbacks in a quarterback friendly NFL, any defense will fail. If Davis is cut, I would expect Brent Grimes and Brice McCain to start, with Jamar Taylor taking over as the permanent nickel.

If a trade is made for Davis, the Dolphins will not receive much in return. As stated earlier, Davis’ injury history and inconsistent play will probably steer teams away from making a deal this late into the preseason. If I were a team considering trading for Davis, I’d bank on the Fins releasing him, rather than giving up any of my imperative future draft picks. At best, I could see the Dolphins receiving a 6th round pick for the young cornerback. Let me know your thoughts and Fins up!