The Dolphins have traded or cut Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills, Kiko Alonso, T.J. McDonald, Akeem Spence, John Denney and Vincent Taylor in the last nine days.
The impact of these bombshell decisions is a torn-down roster with a few talented veterans left trying to figure out what the plan is and how they may or may not fit in.
One player who seems to be willing to wait for the armada of top future draft choices to flow into the organization is star cornerback Xavien Howard, 26, and armed with a new five-year, $75 million contract.
“I don’t know the exact plan,” Howard said Monday. “But I’ve got to trust the process of what they’re doing. From Flo to the front office. Just trust the process. That’s it.”
The process is something that was once used to explain to the fans of the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Browns how going Armageddon on a roster would pay dividends.
Howard was asked if he wants to stay.
“Most definitely,” Howard said. “I got drafted here. And they ended up paying me here. So I want to finish here, too.”
Of course, Tunsil once said he wanted to finish his career as a Dolphin.