Dolphins shopping for running back?


The Miami Dolphins have reportedly spoken to other teams about a trade for a running back. Teams are meeting in South Florida for the annual owners meeting this week.

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The Dolphins lost Lamar Miller to free agency and then lost out on C.J. Anderson when the Broncos matched the teams offer. The Dolphins hosted Chris Johnson but Johnson opted to re-sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Dolphins currently have Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams on their roster as the teams one and two runners with Jawhan Edwards as the long shot. Miami will need to add another back prior to the start of training camp if not OTA’s and mini-camp. The question is where will they look?

Free agency has not provided the Dolphins a suitable replacement and while Arian Foster is still available, his injury history has made him a target of no one. The draft of course is a possibility but early? Only Ezekiel Elliot is graded as a first round talent and maybe even a 2nd round talent. Elliot likely will not fall to Miami at 13. In fact, the Eagles who traded with the Dolphins, swapping first round spots is in need of a game changing runner.

"“The reason we were trying to do that is we’re looking to having more than one guy,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. “Jay is going to be a big part of what we’re doing. I’d like to have multiple backs. Right now, we don’t have a lot of guys on the roster. I think we only have three guys on the roster right now. We’re going to need to really develop that stable of backs. – via the Miami Herald."

If the Dolphins are looking to trade for a running back the plot will be thick. Who Miami would be willing to give up a draft pick for, at any level would be interesting to say the least. In fact, the Dolphins best option would be to simply stay put and see what falls off trees later in the off-season.