Dolphins Trade Frisco Liberty Alum Jay Ajayi to Eagles

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MIAMI-The​ ​NFL​ ​is​ ​a​ ​tricky​ ​business​ ​and​ ​any​ ​player​ ​can​ ​be​ ​traded,​ ​cut,​ ​or​ ​injured​ ​at​ ​a moment’s​ ​notice;​ ​for​ ​Frisco​ ​Liberty​ ​alum​ ​Jay​ ​Ajayi​ ​that​ ​moment​ ​is​ ​today.​ ​As first reported by ​Armando Salguero​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Miami​ ​Herald,​ ​the​ ​Dolphins​ ​have traded ​Ajayi​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Philadelphia​ ​Eagles​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fourth round​ ​draft​ ​pick.

The​ ​Dolphins​ ​drafted​ ​Jay​ ​Ajayi​ ​in​ ​the​ ​5th​ ​round​ ​of​ ​the​ ​2015​ ​NFL​ ​Draft​ ​from​ ​Boise​ ​State​ ​and during​ ​his​ ​31​ ​games​ ​played​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Dolphins,​ ​Ajayi​ ​has​ ​rushed​ ​for​ ​1,924​ ​yards​ ​and​ ​nine touchdowns.​ ​This​ ​season​ ​Ajayi​ ​has​ ​465​ ​yards​ ​on​ ​138​ ​carries,​ ​while​ ​his​ ​3.4​ ​yards​ ​per​ ​carry average​ ​has​ ​him​ ​ranked​ ​44th​ ​in​ ​the​ ​NFL.

Jay​ ​Ajayi​ ​has​ ​yet​ ​to​ ​find​ ​the​ ​end​ ​zone​ ​this​ ​season​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Dolphins​ ​are​ ​the​ ​first​ ​team​ ​since​ ​the Rams​ ​in​ ​the​ ​2013​ ​season,​ ​to​ ​not​ ​have​ ​a​ ​rushing​ ​touchdown​ ​during​ ​the​ ​first​ ​seven​ ​games​ ​of​ ​the season.​ ​He ​currently​ ​has​ ​the​ ​most​ ​rushing​ ​attempts​ ​of​ ​any​ ​running​ ​back​ ​in​ ​the​ ​NFL​ ​to​ ​not score​ ​a​ ​touchdown.​ ​That​ ​may​ ​soon​ ​change,​ ​as​ ​he​ ​heads​ ​to​ ​a​ ​team​ ​with​ ​a​ ​7-1​ ​record​ ​and​ ​firmly in​ ​control​ ​of​ ​their​ ​own​ ​destiny.

The​ ​Eagles​ ​have​ ​been​ ​aggressive​ ​in​ ​their​ ​pursuit​ ​of​ ​a​ ​running​ ​back,​ ​as​ ​Darren​ ​Sproles​ ​was​ ​lost for​ ​the​ ​season​ ​with​ ​a​ ​broken​ ​arm​ ​and​ ​torn​ ​ACL.​ ​The​ ​NFL​ ​trade​ ​deadline​ ​is​ ​set​ ​for​ ​4:00pm​ EST ​this evening​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Eagles​ ​made​ ​the​ ​move​ ​for​ ​Ajayi​ ​to​ ​secure​ ​their​ ​need​ ​for​ ​a​ ​third-down​ ​back.
 

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