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Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso trade complete: Brent Grimes (and you know who) gone

What we have all known for days (although it was a litte touch and go this morning for about two hours) the trade between the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles is complete and the Dolphins also cut cornerback Brent Grimes.

The team announced the moves this afternoon.

The trade sends to Philadelphia the No. 8 overall pick that previously belonged to the Dolphins in the draft's first round. The Dolphins get Philly's No. 13 overall pick, plus Maxwell, plus Alonso.

So within the past 24 hours, the Dolphins have added three starters -- a LB, DE, CB. They have lost Olivier Vernon, who is negotiating with Jacksonville and the New York Giants as a free agent, Grimes, and obviously the better draft slot.

(Oh, yes, the Dolphins have also jettisoned Hurricane Miko Grimes, vulgar wife to Brent Grimes and headache to the team for the past year or so. Grimes and his spouse become free agents immediately. All the best to them both.)

The Dolphins need to add a defensive end. They had not done much work toward bringing Derrick Shelby, a free agent, back but may think about circling back. Robert Ayers is available.

The team needs to add two more cornerbacks -- likely another starter and a nickel.

The nickel possibility remains Cincinnati's Adam Jones, although he has other suitors.

The other starter may be Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara, who is drawing interest from the Dolphins, per The Herald's Adam Beasley. It should be noted that if the Giants want to keep Amukamara, they can because they have much more cap space than the Dolphins.

 

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