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Reports: Dolphins trade for TE Julius Thomas

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DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins are trading for tight end Julius Thomas.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network initially reported Monday that talks between the Dolphins and Jaguars have broken down.  However, late Monday afternoon, Rapoport tweeted that the deal is on.

Jacksonville and Miami had discussed a swap that would send Thomas to South Florida in exchange for offensive tackle Branden Albert.

However, the Miami Herald reports that Thomas has never been involved in a deal and that the Dolphins will trade Albert for a 2018 draft pick.

Various media outlets say Albert visited with Jaguars officials in Jacksonville over the weekend.

The Dolphins had considered releasing Albert last week, but made the decision to hold on to the veteran as a possible trade chip.

The Herald reports that Thomas will cost Miami a late 2017 draft pick.


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