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Dolphins trade Minkah Fitpatrick to Steelers

gettyimages-1087217314-2.jpgThe Miami Dolphins today traded safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick, a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 sixth-round pick, the team announced Tuesday.

Fitzpatrick played in 18 games with 13 starts for the Dolphins over the past two seasons (2018-19). He totaled 90 tackles (57 solo), two interceptions, nine passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Fitzpatrick originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (1th overall) by the Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft.

After completing the trade, the Dolphins — who face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 on Sunday — have a combined five first-round picks and four second-round picks in the next two drafts. Miami is 0-2 to start the season wth losses to the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. They have been outscored 102-10 in those first two games.

Th Steelers are also 0-2 to start this year. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo elbow surgery this week and is out for the remainder of the season. They face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 on Sunday.

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