In the statement he released during his report to the Dolphins camp, cornerback Xavien Howard said he wanted a trade and showed up to avoid daily fines of $ 50,000 up to to have the team move him.
Howard left practice Thursday with an ankle injury and it looked like it could be the start of a ‘hold’ that kept him off the field until the Dolphins granted his request . Howard was back on the training ground on Saturday, however, and his comments to reporters later today were a bit sweeter than he said in the statement.
Howard referred to his desire for a new contract when he said it was up to the Dolphins to find a way to mend the relationship. He also said he hoped it could happen.
“Sure. I hope it gets better,” Howard said. “It’s a process. I hear this and that, but nothing is happening right now. Right now, I’m right here, here all. days, to support the team and work here.
Howard replied “I’m here” when asked what he would do if the Dolphins didn’t trade him or give him a new contract, but it looks like acrimony will remain in the air until. that one of those two things come to pass.