Rey Maualuga seemingly has negative reaction to Jay Ajayi trade

Rey Maualuga seemingly has negative reaction to Jay Ajayi trade

Rey Maualuga seemingly has negative reaction to Jay Ajayi trade

The trade for Ajayi could prove crucial for the rest of this season, and by only trading a fourth-round pick, the team isn't mortgaging their future in an attempt to make a Super Bowl run.

By only trading a fourth-round pick in return for Ajayi, the Eagles were able to hold on to all of their top picks, plus with the team already owning three picks in the fourth round for 2018, it's nearly as if they gave up nothing to the Dolphins. "I have been smiling ear to ear since the news broke", said Ike Reese, former Eagles linebacker and the drive-time host on SportsRadio WIP in Philadelphia.

Instead, Miami's offense has been bad this season, and the Dolphins are changing their approach.

Ajayi has rushed for 1,924 yards and nine touchdowns in 31 career games for Miami since being selected in the fifth round of the 2015 draft out of Boise State.

Ajayi, who has 138 carries for a disappointing 465 yards for the Miami Dolphins this season, was traded for a fourth-round pick in next years NFL Draft, according to a tweet from the Eagles. There were rumors of a possible trade for Atlanta's Tevin Coleman or Indianoplis's Frank Gore, but the Eagles took an interest in Ajayi.

The Philadelphia Eagles are going all in this season, and it is a refreshing change for the franchise. One report indicated the Dolphins could be concerned about the 24-year-old's long-term health. It was clear that the Dolphins did not see eye-to-eye with Ajayi, which made it easier for them to send him to Philly. They are still in the market for a left tackle to replace veteran, Jason Peters. The rumor is that they are considering anyone who is being shopped right now.

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