Dolphins Trade Jay Ajayi To Philly

  • Dolphins Trade Jay Ajayi To Philly

Dolphins Trade Jay Ajayi To Philly

Unhappy with their lead running back for multiple reasons, the Dolphins on Tuesday morning traded Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia for a 2018 fourth round draft pick, according to multiple league sources.

The NFL trade deadline came and went on Tuesday afternoon but not before some major blockbuster trades.

The move comes after last Thursday's 40-0 embarrassing loss to the Baltimore Ravens. In a comment made about all the running backs but clearly including Ajayi primarily, Gase said he believes his backs need to stop "trying to hit home runs" and take "the four or five yards you're going to get". "That's on the running back".

Ajayi has yet to reach the end zone this season but was leading Miami's backfield with 465 yards on the ground. This is no ordinary season for the Eagles, and the trade for Jay Ajayi proved it. Longer-term play. Something to watch for.

After the game, Coach Adam Gase said some of his best players on offense were the problem.

The Eagles, who have won an NFL-best six in a row, gave up a fourth-round selection in next spring's draft for Ajayi, who made the Pro Bowl previous year by rushing for 1,272 yards, fourth-best in the league.

Benjamin was leading the Carolina in receiving yards (475) and had recorded two touchdown receptions this season.

Let's welcome the dude @JayTrain23 to Philly! By all accounts, it's a good calculation for a team that has gone from NFC East afterthoughts to the best team in the entire league through the first half of the season.

They brought in former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount late in free agency, a move that has paid mixed dividends for the team; he leads the team with 467 rushing yards this season. Wentz himself is a running threat, and there are also talented and underrated backs in Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement.