The Miami Dolphins postponed running Jordan Howard on Monday in what mentor Brian Flores called a “mutual parting.”
Howard, who signed a two-year, $9.75 million deal with $4.75 million ensured in March, has been a free-agent dissatisfaction for Miami. He will go on waivers; Howard, and the rest of his prorated $1.75 million salary, will be available to all for anybody to guarantee.
“A lot of respect for him and respect for the way he worked. No ill will, just thought it was best for both parties,” Flores said.
Howard wanted an opportunity to play. Be that as it may, the Dolphins, in the wake of getting a solid presentation from rookie Salvon Ahmed and nearly getting veterans Matt Breida and Myles Gaskin back from injury, didn’t have a very remarkable part for him the remainder of the season.
With no financial obligation integrating them for the 2021 season, the two sides concluded the time had come to proceed onward.
“He’s a good back. He’s definitely been productive. We had some other guys who stepped in and played well. For that reason, his reps were limited. When he did go in there, it felt like we had maybe a little bit better production from some other guys,” Flores said. “I don’t think that speaks to his talent level. I think he’s a talented young man. He’s been productive in this league and I wish him all the best.”
The Dolphins anticipated that Howard should play a huge role in their running match-up this season, however he had 28 carries for 33 yards and four scores while being a solid scratch in four games this year, including Sunday’s success over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Howard averaged 4.3 yards per carry in his four seasons in Chicago and Philadelphia, including two seasons of in excess of 1,000 yards rushing, yet he didn’t play well or fit with the Dolphins’ run game, averaging simply 1.2 yards per carry.