Miami Dolphins interested in trading Davone Bess
The Miami Dolphins have contacted several teams about a possible trade for WR Davone Bess over the past few days.
According to NFL.com, Miami has been gauging interest around the league for their slot receiver. This would be another questionable move by Miami General Manager Jeff Ireland as he tries to build is offense around young quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Miami struggled to find a playmaker on offense after trading WR Brandon Marshall last off-season and paid for it on the scoreboard. Brian Hartline was the lone bright point, but struggled with consistency at the end of the year leading to Miami missing the playoffs. After letting tackle Jake Long and running back Reggie Bush leave via free agency it is hard to image what Ireland is doing to try and improve the talent around his young quarterback. Bess is one of the better slot receivers in the league and has been a consistent performer for the Dolphins since coming into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2008.
This trade talk could indicate things are moving forward regarding talks in the Brandon Albert trade that is currently being negotiated with the Kansas City Chiefs. As reported earlier by Yahoo! Sports the Dolphins are potentially targeting Oklahoma Tackle Lane Johnson, but if Albert joins the team solidifying the line the Dolphins could look at one of the top receivers. A logical selection would be another slot receiver, possibly Tavon Austin of West Virginia, or an explosive outside threat like Cordarelle Patterson of Tennessee.