September 9, 2019 / 8:39 PM / 11 days ago

Flores does not address report of players wanting out of Miami

FILE PHOTO: Sep 8, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores looks on during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores didn’t shed much light on a report that stated some players ordered their agents to get them traded after the team’s 59-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio cited “a league source with knowledge of the situation” in his report that some players wanted out of Miami after the team allowed the most points and yards (643) in a regular-season game in franchise history.

“I can’t speak to the accuracy of that one. We haven’t received any information like that,” Flores said on Monday. “I think for us, we just need to focus on what is going on within our building and not worry about anything that’s going on outside.”

Suspicions have arisen that the Dolphins could be willing to lose in order to secure higher draft picks.

The speculation intensified on Aug. 31, when the Dolphins traded tackle Laremy Tunsil, a first-round draft pick in 2016, and six-year veteran wide receiver Kenny Stills, to the Houston Texans.

Miami’s talks with Houston were believed to have begun with the Dolphins asking about star edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney. But the Texans instead dealt Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks.

Flores, the Dolphins’ first-year coach, has repeatedly said the franchise is not tanking — in effect, trying to lose to improve their draft selection.

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