Former DT Akeem Spence ‘feels bad’ for current Dolphins players
Due to the Philadelphia Eagles losing Malik Jackson for the season, they decided to bring in former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence. Despite signing with the Eagles, Spence can help but “feel bad” for the current Dolphins players.
“It just so happened, around 3 or 4, I’m taking my clothes to the cleaners, I see my agent called me,” Spence said. “He asked me, how would I like the opportunity to be on a Super Bowl contender? I said, ‘Who wouldn’t?’”
“I feel bad for ’em. . . . Those guys don’t have any control over what’s going on. . . . It’s one of those things, man, you shake your head on,” Spence said.
The Dolphins acquired Spence last season from the Detroit Lions to become one of their starting defensive tackles. The veteran defensive tackle would start in all 16 games for the team and would tally two sacks, 42 tackles, and nine tackles for loss.
Nearly a month ago, Miami decided to release Spence in a move to free up some cap space for the team. Therefore, Spence was in search of a new team to join for the 2019 season. Luckily for him, the Eagles were in the market for a defensive tackle after Week 1.
As for the Dolphins, things aren’t looking up for them as they suffered an embarrassing 59-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. With new head coach Brian Flores, Miami is in rebuild mode. As a result, they aren’t expected to win many games this year.
There were reports after the Dolphins game that players on the roster called their agents to request trades. After seeing them play in Week 1, can we really blame them?