Kenny Stills Traded From Saints to Dolphins as New Orleans Crumbles [UPDATE]


Kenny Stills, who in his 2nd season emerged as one of the best young receivers in the NFC, has been traded to the Miami Dolphins according to multiple reports.

We’ll update this post as soon as the news trickles out about what Miami got in return.

[UPDATE: Dolphins give the Saints LB Danell Ellerbe and a 3rd round pick.]

It’s a shocking move for the Saints, who a) have Stills on a cheap rookie contract and b) have now given away their two best receiving options from a year ago (Jimmy Graham was shipped to Seattle).

The Saints, who made a heavy push in free agency last offseason to make a run at the Super Bowl, only to fail spectacularly, are now trying to untangle an ugly salary cap situation, and fans are going to be outraged. Despite some defensive improvements, this doesn’t look like a .500 team.

Assuming the deal goes down, the Dolphins wide receiver situation just improved: Jarvis Landry in the slot, and Mike Wallace and Kenny Stills stretching the field with new tight end Jordan Cameron underneath is not bad for QB Ryan Tannehill. If Wallace is cut or traded, expect the Dolphins to grab a receiver, possibly in the 1st round.

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