Dolphins' Howard requests trade

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Xavien Howard has submitted a request to be traded, the Miami Dolphins cornerback announced Tuesday.

He says the request stems from unhappiness with his contract situation. Howard noted that he tried approaching the club for a resolution, and Miami refused all of his proposals.

"We wanted things to work out with the Dolphins, and brought solutions to the table - like guaranteeing more money - that we felt were win-wins for both sides. These were proposals of adjustments that wouldn't just make me feel more respected, but were also cap friendly," Howard wrote. "But the Dolphins refused everything we proposed."

The two-time Pro Bowler also seemingly confirmed an earlier report regarding his dissatisfaction with earning less than Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones.

"I'm one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, and the tape backs up that claim. The assignments I'm given, shadowing the opposition's best player with little help, proves my value, my worth," Howard wrote. "Yet, I'm the second-highest-paid cornerback on my own team, and it's not even close."

He signed a five-year, $75.25-million extension in 2019 before the Dolphins inked Jones to a five-year pact worth $82.5 million one year later. Howard grabbed a league-high 10 interceptions last season, while Jones was able to snag just two picks.

A second-round pick in 2016, Howard reported to training camp Tuesday despite his unhappiness, adding that he'll handle himself like a professional until a trade is completed.

Several clubs looking to win now are reportedly mulling a trade for the 28-year-old.

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