Report: Dolphins trade Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills to Texans for draft picks

Miami receives haul of draft picks, flips Tunsil and Stills to Houston

By David Dwork - Digital Editor
(AP Photo/Rich Barnes)

Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (67) in action against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 24-16.

DAVIE, Fla. - Multiple reports indicate the Miami Dolphins are trading left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills. 

According to Adam Schefter, the Dolphins are sending Tunsil and Stills to the Houston Texans in exchange for several draft picks. 

Houston also gets a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2021.

For all that, the Dolphins are acquiring a first-round pick in 2020 and a first-round pick and second-round pick in 2021.

Miami is picking up cornerback Johnston Bademosi and offensive lineman Julien Davenport in the deal as well. 

The Dolphins had been in trade discussions with Houston over the past several days, but those reportedly involved defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. 

Clowney met with Dolphins officials but ultimately did not want to play for Miami. He was traded to Seattle on Saturday morning. 

Houston was in need of a left tackle and appears to have been able to entice the Dolphins to trade Tunsil. 

Miami is not expected to be very competitive this season and is accumulating draft picks in order to potentially target a quarterback with one of the top selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

Following completion of this trade, Miami will have two first-round picks and two second-round picks in each of the 2020 and 2021 drafts. 

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