Dolphins trade Surtain to Chiefs for Second Round Pick
Report: Dolphins trade Surtain to Chiefs
April 22, 2005, 10:01 AM EDT
NEW YORK -- The Dolphins will have a second-round pick in Saturday's draft after all.
FOXSports.com reported Friday morning that the Dolphins have agreed to send cornerback Patrick Surtain to Kansas City for a second-round pick, which is the 46th overall selection. The Dolphins also agreed to swap fifth-round choices with Kansas City, shifting from the 138th pick to No. 162.
The Dolphins, who were without a second-round pick because of last year's trade with Philadelphia to acquire A.J. Feeley, began shopping Surtain in February when determining the sides were too far apart on a contract extension. Surtain, who is entering the final year of his contract, is expected to sign a multiyear extension with Kansas City that includes an eight-digit signing bonus.
The trade is contingent upon Surtain passing a Chiefs physical.
The Dolphins will receive considerable salary cap relief by trading Surtain, which will help the team sign its incoming rookie draft class. Surtain had a cap number of $8.4 million with a 2005 base salary of $5.9 million.
But the Dolphins will now have to find a replacement for Surtain, a three-time Pro Bowl selection. Unless the Dolphins address the position in the draft, Reggie Howard, Will Poole and Mario Edwards are the top three candidates to start opposite Sam Madison.
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Re: Dolphins trade Surtain to Chiefs for Second Round Pick
Good trade. Surtain should still do well in KC. I wish the Rams would make some trades to bolster their defense a bit, but I guess the Hawthorne signing is supposed to take care of that.