Rumors typically begin to circulate as NFL free agency and the draft approaches. Some of those rumors have a bit of meat to them. Some of them are factually inaccurate, and feature nothing more than speculation.
According to a team source, a CBSSports.com report that claims the Dolphins "might be open to trading" Pro Bowl pass rusher Cameron Wake, receiver Mike Wallace, and pass rusher Dion Jordan, the team's first-round pick in 2013, are false.
According to multiple sources, the Dolphins did not hold trade discussions with other teams - or the agents of those players - about moving any of the team's top playmakers for other players, or draft picks.
The organization is presently trying to add more playmakers via free agency and the draft, not move the ones they presently have on the roster.
The Dolphins have typically had an "open for business" approach when it came to discussing possible trades for everyone on the roster. But that was under old General Manager Jeff Ireland.
Dennis Hickey, the team's new GM, apparently does not have the same approach.
With the 2014 salary cap projected at $130-plus million, the Dolphins presently have at least $36 million to spend re-signing the team's own free agents, and add newcomers via free agency and May's draft.
The Dolphins presently have 49 players under contract and need to add another 41 this offseason.
Owner Steve Ross has given Hickey the green-light to be aggressive in his efforts to overhaul the roster, remaking the team in his image. And the Dolphins firmly view Wake, Wallace and Jordan as part of the building blocks that will help attract good players to South Florida.