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The Miami Dolphins are trading extensive receiver DeVante Parker and a 2022 fifth-spherical take hold of to the New England Patriots, basically basically based on ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday.
The Dolphins will obtain a third-spherical take hold of in 2023.
The switch comes after Miami obtained Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs and made him the NFL's most lifelike possible-paid receiver.
The Dolphins furthermore handed Xavien Howard a brand contemporary 5-one year extension that affords him an additional $50.6 million. Trading Parker will force Miami to retain $5.4 million in tiresome cash nonetheless frees up $3.3 million to offset the team's contemporary spending rather bit.
In accordance to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Patriots "exhausted" the general available routes to handle the receiver put forward of turning their sights on Parker:
Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN
Patriots exhausted alternatives at receiver. Had exploratory talks with Odell Beckham and checked out quite a lot of diverse free agent wideouts. After all, DeVante Parker’s pedigree and manageable wage ($5.6M this one year) changed into as soon as appealing to New England.
That's no longer precisely a ringing endorsement of the 29-one year-extinct. That the Dolphins are furthermore willing to send him to one other AFC East team will most possible be telling, too.
Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
DeVante Parker headed to the Patriots. In case you alternate a player at some level of the division tells you a immense number about how a lot team trading away player truly worries about him. And if you alternate draft picks to division rival tells you what team thinks of diverse team’s draft prowess.
Parker carries an glaring diploma of risk beacuse he has played a beefy season prison as soon as since entering the NFL in 2015. Granted, that one year changed into as soon as furthermore his most appealing as he caught 72 passes for 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns.
By his quarterbacks, the 6'3" wideout hasn't been dealt a immense hand, either. He had a pre-breakout Ryan Tannehill throwing him passes when he first arrived, and things haven't been a lot greater (Tua Tagovailoa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brock Osweiler and Jay Cutler) from there.
Mac Jones will most possible be the fitting QB with whom Parker has played.
For the Patriots, this could perhaps maybe well hold a domino develop on a crowded receiver room.
Henry Coffey McKenna @McKennAnalysis
Gorgeous my realizing
🏈I don’t deem N’Keal Harry will most possible be on the Patriots for for a lot longer.
🏈Nelson Agholor is a bizarre player than DeVante Parker nonetheless idk how a lot enjoying time NA will obtain. Wonder if the Patriots could perhaps well now alternate him to dump his wage.
🏈Mac Jones has to be happy
Even supposing New England returns the bulk of closing one year's passing game, wideout changed into as soon as one in all the team's largest wants this offseason. None of Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne nor Nelson Agholor is a factual No. 1 risk.
That's precisely what Parker could perhaps even be if he stays healthy in 2022.