Miami Dolphins have a bad history with wide-receiver trades since 2004

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Jarvis Landry
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Jarvis Landry /
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Wide receiver Davone Bess
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Wide receiver Davone Bess /

2013 – Davone Bess, 4th round, and 7th round to Cleveland for a 4th and a 5th   Jelani Jenkins and Mike Gillislee

Davone Bess was Miami’s answer to the loss of Wes Welker. He posted over 3,400 yards in his five seasons with the Dolphins and added 14 touchdowns. He was a possession receiver from the slot and was a valuable asset to the offense. Fans loved Bess and the way he approached and played the game but something wasn’t right off the field and Miami  must have known about it.

During the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dolphins made a trade with the Browns sending the solid slot receiver to Cleveland for 4th and 7th round draft picks. Fans were not thrilled with the trade.

Miami used the picks on linebacker Jelani Jenkins who played well at times but inconsistent with the Dolphins in his short career in Miami and running back Mike Gillislee who stayed on the roster for two seasons seeing only scarce time on the field.

Bess’ one year in Cleveland was marred from the start. He taped himself smoking what was thought to be week and then had a major run-in with police after a short chase. He was out of the league following the 2013 season.