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Dolphins trade former first-round pick Charles Harris

Dolphins defensive end Charles Harris tries to take down Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette in this file photo.
Dolphins defensive end Charles Harris tries to take down Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette in this file photo.

MIAMI, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins have traded 2017 top draft pick Charles Harris to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a seventh-round pick next year.

The team confirmed the deal Friday afternoon.

Harris, a defensive end, was picked No. 22 out of Missouri three years ago. He had just 3.5 sacks in 41 games with the Dolphins.

Pass rusher T.J. Watt went eight picks after Harris to the Steelers in that 2017 draft and is coming off an All-Pro season with 14.5 sacks.

This trade also means that the Dolphins have dealt away their first-round picks from 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Laremy Tunsil 2016 and Minkah Fitzpatrick 2018).

On Thursday, the Dolphins cut defensive end Taco Charlton, a 2017 first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys who started five games for Miami (with 21 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles) after being claimed off waivers in September.

The Dolphins drafted defensive ends Jason Strowbridge (North Carolina) and Curtis Weaver (Boise State) in the fifth round last weekend and also brought in pass rushers Shaq Lawson and Emmanuel Ogbah this offseason.


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