Dolphins CB Xavien Howard posted a public declaration on Instagram that he is requesting a trade from the organization. He is unhappy and ready to move on and continue his career elsewhere.
Howard, who officially arrived at training camp on Tuesday, reportedly understands how little leverage he has with four years remaining on the deal. Howard signed an extension in 2019 that at the time made him the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback at just over $15 million a year.
Howard is set to make base salaries of $12.075 and $12.375 million over the next two seasons.
In 2020, the 28-year-old appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and recorded 51 tackles, one forced fumble, 10 interceptions and 20 pass defenses.