The Dolphins are tanking, tanking.
On the day of final roster cuts in preparation for Week 1 of the NFL, the Miami Dolphins are further instituting their plan to tank for the top pick in next year’s draft by trading away two of their best players.
That includes former top pick by Miami, left tackle Larmey Tunsil, and WR Kenny Stills.
Houston ships the ‘Phins two first-round picks and one second-round pick in return, with Jadeveon Clowney already having been traded by the Texans to the Seahawks earlier in the day.
Blockbuster: The #Dolphins are trading franchise LT Laremy Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills to the #Texans in exchange for a huge package of picks, including a first-rounder, sources tell me, @MikeGarafolo, and @TomPelissero. The moves are contingent on players passing physicals.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2019
There’s no information on if Still’s recent criticism of team owner Stephen Ross had anything to do with his departure, but as for Tunsil, some member of the team did note the locker room would “revolt” if he was traded.
Only time will tell, but it appears as if “Tank for Tua” is in full effect.