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Week 14 Outlook
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports Xavien Howard and the Miami Dolphins have agreed to restructure the star cornerback's contract.
Howard received a $1 million pro bowl incentives, $3.5 million in extra incentives, and all of his minicamp fines have been rescinded. Garafolo notes it's believed to be the first time in NFL history that a player with four years left on his deal has received added money and guarantees.
Two playoff teams have called the Miami Dolphins about Xavien Howard, according to Ian Rapoport.
This comes one day after Howard came out on social media requesting a trade. He continues to practice with Miami, but it sounds like his days of being a member of the Dolphins are numbered as the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension. Howard led the league in interceptions and passes defended last season.
Dolphins CB Xavien Howard says he’s requested a trade, in an Instagram post.
After missing minicamp, Howard showed up for training camp but has now stated he’s requested a trade. In 2018, he signed a five-year, $75.25 million extension that he now claims he “didn’t completely understand, or feel comfortable with”. The All-Pro cornerback feels he’s “significantly outperformed that deal”. While he doesn’t have much leverage, it’s been reported that the Dolphins would need at least a first-round pick to trade him. He will continue to show up and handle himself like a professional as he stated in his post, so he doesn’t “get fined”. Teams are no longer allowed to forgive fines. He’ll remain a Dolphin for now, but the question is for how long.
Dolphins CB Xavien Howard, who did not attend minicamp, is present for training camp, via a video tweeted by Dolphins social media team.
After not attending minicamp, Howard has arrived at training camp. He is reportedly upset with his contract after signing a five-year, $75.25 million extension with the Dolphins just two years ago. The All-Pro cornerback wants a new deal after his incredible 2020 campaign. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t seem Miami is willing to negotiate. Trade buzz has been surrounding his name, but the Dolphins would reportedly need at least a first-round pick to trade him. Howard doesn’t have much leverage moving forward, as teams are no longer allowed to forgive fines for missing training camp days. For now, he’s in Miami, but stay tuned.
Mike Silver of the NFL Network is reporting that “there’s a lot of trade chatter concerning” Miami Dolphins defensive back Xavien Howard.
Howard reportedly is unhappy with his contract after signing a five-year, $75.25 million extension with the Dolphins two years ago. According to Silver, the All-Pro cornerback wants a new deal after a stellar 2020 campaign. “He’s not likely to get it from Miami, ” per Silver. “It would take at least a first-round pick to land him. There are several teams, all-in win-now mode, pondering such a move.” Howard could force the issue and threaten a holdout during training camp. The 28-year-old racked up 51 tackles, 10 interceptions, and a forced fumble across 16 games in 2020. Stay tuned.