Jeff Ireland was a disgrace as a general manager. Truth be told, he did not fare much better as a human being, at least during his tenure with the Miami Dolphins. After under-performing for years as team GM, as well as going through the entire Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin fallout, the Dolphins finally saw the light and fired Ireland following yet another disappointing finish in Miami. After spending money like a drunken yuppie last offseason under the guidance of Ireland, it appears as if the Dolphins are truly looking to clean house and rebuild and retool for the future. According to multiple reports, the Dolphins are considering dealing away some of the players drafted or signed by Ireland, including Dion Jordan, Cameron Wake and Mike Wallace.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that Miami is actively shopping Jordan less than one year after moving up and giving away multiple picks to select him with the No. 3 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Jordan still has the potential to be a very good player for years in the NFL, but he was seen as a bit of a project entering last year’s draft, and the Dolphins clearly reached to obtain a player who did not fit into the team’s defensive scheme.
On top of Jordan, some people are saying that the Dolphins are at least listening to offers for Wake and Wallace. Wake is one of the top defensive linemen in the game, and Wallace has the burst to be a top wide receiver. The problem with the latter is that Miami spent way too much money on Wallace last offseason and will be hard-pressed to find a taker.
Chris Wesseling of NFL.com says Miami is not likely to deal any of the three players mentioned, although as we have seen throughout the past decade or so, nothing can truly come as a surprise when it comes to the decisions made by the Dolphins.