Miami Dolphins Rumors: Lamar Miller Trade Target For Dallas Cowboys? DeVante Parker, Jay Ajayi Impress In OTA Workouts For Ryan Tannehill

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Jun 01, 2015 10:45 AM EDT
DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins
DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins catches the ball after Lamar Miller #26 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the football during the teams first OTA's on May 26, 2015 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida."

The Miami Dolphins have rookies DeVante Parker and Jay Ajayi looking to step up for quarterback Ryan Tannehill and they looked good in OTA workouts as well as rookie camp and they could push to contribute this season and this comes as the Dallas Cowboys could target Lamar Miller in a trade if Ajayi keeps things going in summer training camp.

According to Pro Football Talk, Parker looked very good in rookie camp workouts and in OTAs and there is a chance that he could be a starter alongside Jarvis Landry instead of Greg Jennings as the number two receiver. Omar Kelly and Chris Perkings of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Parker was "impressive" in OTA workouts and that he looked like a veteran against players like Brent Grimes at cornerback. Ajayi also received high marks and the team expects him to be a main contributor this season. Parker was the first round pick for the Dolphins and the team sees him as an explosive player on offense.

The Dallas Cowboys could be in the market for a running back in a trade this summer, as Jerry Jones said to Fox Sports that the team could be willing to give up a first round pick in 2016. The team did not pull a trade for Adrian Peterson and after the comments to Fox Sports about a potential trade, Mike Fisher at Cowboys HQ and 103.5 the Fan spoke about potential options, including Lamar Miller. Miller is a realistic option, as the Dolphins just drafted Ajayi and he is coming into the final year of his contract.

The Dolphins are not shopping Miller and the team is not looking to trade him, but Miller is an interesting candidate for teams to target, as he has a fair salary and is heading into free agency. The Dolphins like Miller, but he is likely going to get a large raise next season and with Tannehill signing a major extension and Ndamukong Suh signing in free agency, there may not be enough money to go around for Miller as well.

Tannehill comes in after signing an extension after the team picked up his $15 million fifth-year option. Tannehill had a breakout season this year, passing for 4000 yards for the first time with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Tannehill completed nearly 67 percent of his passes last season and he seemingly clicked with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. The extension with Tannehill at first was reported at over $100 million, but came in at slightly less than that.

The Dolphins had the number 14 pick in the draft in the first round and there were a number of options that the team was rumored to be looking at, including trading up. The team was eyeing DeVante Parker for a while and they held a pre-draft visit with Parker and that put him ahead of Breshad Perriman for the team. The Dolphins picked Parker after Amari Cooper was also a potential target, but the team did not want to trade up for Cooper. Perriman was a solid prospect in the eyes of the team with 50 receptions for 1044 yards and nine touchdowns last year, but they liked Parker better and they went after him. Now he could start with Landry for Tannehill. 

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