Dolphins allow former first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick to seek trade, per report

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USA TODAYAs the Miami Dolphins set out on a rebuild, one of the team’s recent first-round picks might not be on board with the team’s vision for the long haul.The Dolphins have granted former first-round pick and starting safety Minkah Fitzpatrick permission to seek a trade, ESPN reported Thursday night.Miami is not actively shopping Fitzpatrick, according to ESPN, which also reported that the team’s apparent asking price is a first-round selection.Fitzpatrick’s role has been a point of contention for the 2018 first-round pick out of Alabama (No. 11 overall). Though he operated in the outside and slot as a cornerback in the Dolphins’ 59-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, he played primarily in the box in a linebacker-type role. He allowed six receptions on six targets for 117 yards and three touchdowns, according to Pro Football Focus.Fitzpatrick’s mother, Melissa Fitzpatrick, said on Twitter in August that her son was not a strong safety and was being used by first-year coach Brian Flores’ staff to suit others’ skill sets rather than his own. Fitzpatrick said he wished his mother had consulted with him before making the remarks but added that “she’s not wrong.”In the lead-up to Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, Fitzpatrick told the Miami Herald he “had discussions” with the Dolphins’ staff about a different role.Asked if he was at peace with the outlook, Fitzpatrick told the Herald, “Just got to do my job.”AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideIf you love talking football, we have the perfect spot for you. Join our Facebook Group, The Ruling Off the Field, to engage in friendly debate and conversation with fellow football fans and our NFL insiders.

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