Minkah Fitzpatrick at practice for Dolphins after being given permission to seek trade
The 2019 NFL season got off to an abysmal start for the Miami Dolphins. Things took a turn for the worse when it was revealed that safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was among the players that reportedly were seeking a trade just one game into the year.
The Dolphins have since granted Fitzpatrick permission to weigh his other options. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, he is now back at practice.
Minkah Fitzpatrick is at practice now.
It is no secret that the Dolphins have ushered in some significant changes this offseason and are currently in the midst of a grueling rebuild. They kept that same approach going heading into the regular season after trading away two of their more notable offensive players in left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills.
Miami made quite the investment when they took Fitzpatrick with the 11th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He showed plenty of promise as a rookie after finishing the 2018 campaign with 80 tackles, nine pass breakups, and two interceptions that included one pick-six. However, it has only taken one game into the era of head coach Brian Flores for the 22-year-old to decide he wanted out.
Although the Dolphins have since acquiesced, it remains to be seen whether or not they will be able to find a legitimate trade partner since recent reports suggest that their asking price includes a first-round pick. Fitzpatrick’s presence at practice indicates he is focused on proving his worth for any potential suitors that may be interested in making a deal.