Dolphins’ Brian Flores says ‘there’s no trade in place’ for Laremy Tunsil
Rumors have been circulating about Houston Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney potentially heading to the Miami Dolphins, and one possible trade package that has been mentioned is Clowney to the Dolphins for offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and draft picks.
But Miami head coach Brian Flores says that nothing is imminent, stating that “there is no trade in place” for Tunsil following the Dolphins’ preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, according to Safid Deen of The South Florida Sun Sentinel.
While Clowney reportedly prefers being dealt to either the Philadelphia Eagles or Seattle Seahawks, he has met with Flores and other members of Miami’s organization to discuss a possible trade.
Clowney has not participated in Texans training camp and has not played in any of their preseason games, as he is holding out after having a franchise tag placed on him earlier this offseason.
The 26-year-old has not signed the tender, which would pay him just under $16 million in 2019. He is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he registered 47 tackles and nine sacks.
Tunsil, who played his collegiate football at the University of Mississippi, was originally selected by the Dolphins in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He has been a starter along Miami’s offensive line ever since and has been fairly durable, missing just four games since entering the league.
The Dolphins won seven games and missed the playoffs in 2018 and are widely expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL this season.