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Dolphins Parker inactive vs. Lions amid trade rumors

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22 Oct 2018, 03:38 GMT+10

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker could be on the trade block after he was a surprise inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

A former first-round pick, Parker was listed as a full participant in practice every day this week. The 25-year-old had been dealing with a quad injury that caused him to miss a pair of games earlier this season.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the Dolphins want at least a third-round draft pick in exchange for Parker. The trade deadline is Oct. 30.

The Miami Herald reported that the Philadelphia Eagles were among "multiple" teams that have inquired about Parker.

"I don't really pay attention to all of that stuff," Dolphins coach Adam Gase said of the trade rumors. "But if it gets back to (me), if something gets to me, then I'm assuming that he probably heard something about it. I know I haven't called anybody."

Parker has two receptions for 40 yards in two games this season for the Dolphins, who have received strong production from fellow wideouts Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant.

The 14th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Parker had a career-best 57 receptions last season after hauling in 56 catches in 2016. Parker's yards per catch (11.8) went down and he found the end zone only once after scoring four times in 2016.

Parker had a pair of 100-yard games in his sophomore season but failed to reach 90 yards in a game in 2017 -- the crucial third year when receivers are expected to take a dramatic jump.

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