Miami Dolphins OG Justin Smiley on the Trading Block

March 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a somewhat surprising development, numerous media outlets are reporting that Miami Dolphins guard Justin Smiley has been told by the team not to report to offseason workouts as they are attempting to trade him.

Signed to a five-year, $25 million contract in 2008, Smiley has appeared in 27 games for the Dolphins over the past two seasons, starting 24.

Durability has become a concern, however, as Smiley ended the 2008 season on injured reserve with a broken leg, and battled through a shoulder injury for most of 2009.

Although many—myself included—assumed the recent signing of free agent guard Richie Incognito meant bad news for right guards Nate Garner and Donald Thomas, it appears Smiley is the one that will get pushed out of the starting lineup and off the roster entirely.

While this news is a bit unexpected, it's not at all surprising. Smiley has a lot of money left on his contract, his durability is problematic, and his ...

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