All-Pro CB Howard agrees to reworked contract with Dolphins

All-Pro CB Howard agrees to reworked contract with Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP)– All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard agreed to a restructured agreement with the Miami Dolphins 12 days after he had asked for a trade.

The agreement permits Howard to earn up to $3.5 million in new incentives this year, with more surefire cash in2022 The sixth-year pro stated he’s delighted to be remaining in Miami.

” I was constantly happy to be here and be with the team that prepared me and sticking through it, ups and downs,” Howard said Sunday.

Coach Brian Flores stated there was never real concern the situation with Howard would not get solved.

” We want him here, and he’s here,” Flores said.

Howard’s agent, David Canter, thanked the Dolphins for “doing something unanticipated and challenging to say the least.”

” Lot of times over the past 8 months we all did not expect anything to take place,” Canter stated on Twitter. “The company handled us with outright class and professionalism.”

The Dolphins reorganized an agreement Howard signed in May 2019 that was then worth $7525 million over five years.

” David Canter struck me up and informed me we got a good deal, and we did the job,” Howard stated.

Howard had 10 interceptions in 2015, the most in the NFL because2007 He has actually been restricted in training camp because of an ankle injury.

Throughout settlements, Flores had actually said the Dolphins did not want to trade Howard.

” In any settlement, compromise is essential,” Flores stated. “We want all sides to be pleased. We feel like that holds true today, which’s how we’ll move forward.”

NOTES: Third-round draft choice Hunter Long was carted off the field after he sustained a left leg injury throughout practice. The tight end from Boston College was injured during a two-minute drill after capturing a pass from Jacoby Brissett on a crossing pattern. After getting near to the sideline, Long got tangled with defensive back Nate Holley and ended up on the ground. After being examined by trainers on the field, he was put on a cart without him putting any weight on his left leg. … The Dolphins currently lack tight end Mike Gesicki, out because going on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Aug. 1. They have 5 other tight ends on the lineup: Durham Smythe, Adam Shaheen, Cethan Carter, Chris Myarick and Carson Meier.


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