The NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting that Chris Chambers has been made available on the trade market by the Dolphins.
Chambers is scheduled to make $5.4 million in base salary this season to go along with his $7.3 million salary-cap number. As productive as Chambers has been -– catching at least 59 passes in each of the past four seasons and 82 two seasons ago –- his financial numbers are not easy for the cap-strapped Dolphins to swallow.
According to what Schefter is saying here, this is purely a business move by Miami. I can see that. Try to move a receiver who still has some relative value to save a little cap space. Makes sense.
An off-season ago, this would've sent Fin fans apeshit and calling for Randy Mueller's head: "We traded Chambers?!! Give us Randy Mueller's head!!!" we'd yell while waiving torches in the air, even though this is the 21st Century and there is no earthly reason anyone should be carrying a torch.
But now, the sentiment in Fins Nation would probably be: "We traded Chambers? Meh. What did we get for him? A 4th round pick and a plasma television for the locker room? Cool."
Either way, it's out there. And I say no one will bite. And -- wait, I'm going out on a limb here -- I'm going to say Chambers will be a Miami Dolphin when the season starts September 9th in Washington. Besides, it's Adam Schefter. The same guy who said absolutely, positively Donte Stallworth was going to sign with the Dolphins. And then he did the exact opposite of that very thing.