Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said at a Tuesday press conference that the team didn’t want to trade defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and tried to get him to rescind his trade request, but Fitzpatrick was adamant about wanting out and the team got a 2020 first-round pick from the Steelers as part of a deal consummated on Monday night.
Grier also said that they didn’t want to trade left tackle Laremy Tunsil, but that the Texans kept pursuing him and that the final offer from Houston, which included two first-round picks and a second-rounder, was too good to pass up. Grier said Tunsil told him “I would trade me for that” when he saw what the G.M. called a “historic haul.”
Those trade leave the Dolphins even shorter on talent after being beaten by a combined scored of 102-10 in the fist two weeks. It also gives Miami five picks in the first two rounds of next year’s draft and Grier said that is part of a picture that leaves the team “positioned to be in a good place soon.”