Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake will not travel to Pittsburgh for the Dolphins’ Monday night game against the Steelers due to a pending trade, according to a report by Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.
Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake did not travel with the team for Monday night’s game vs. Steelers. He’s not injured. It’s a clear sign that he’s likely to be traded before Tuesday’s deadline. Dolphins have been hoping for a midround pick in return.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 27, 2019
Drake, the Dolphins’ 25-year-old running back, has played in six games and started two for Miami this season while in a three-way platoon with Mark Walton and Kalen Ballage.
Drake is Miami’s leading rusher, both in terms of carries (47) and yards (174). His 3.7 yards per carry average trails Walton’s 4.6 average.
Drake is a far more dangerous weapon in the passing game than his backfield mates. He’s been targeted 33 times through the air this season, making 22 catches for 174 yards through the air, making him Miami’s yards-from-scrimmage leader with 348 yards on the season.
The former third-round pick out of Alabama in the 2016 NFL Draft is in the final season of his rookie contract and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. The Dolphins are looking for a mid-round draft pick in exchange for the back.