After the Draft and free agency have come and gone, the Miami Dolphins can be very pleased with the work they've done.
The Dolphins almost completely reshaped their offense with the trade for Kenny Stills, letting Mike Wallace leave for the Vikings, the drafting of talented prospect DeVante Parker and bringing in former Browns tight end Jordan Cameron as a free agent.
While Dolphins staff and fans will be happy with their achievements in bolstering their offense, it has had one significant backlash.
It seems that their is one current Dolphins player that isn't exactly best pleased with all these receiving options being brought in to Miami. And that man seems set to become a former Dolphins player.
According to a report from Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, current Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews has apparently requested to either be traded or released immediately, after seeing himself slip so far down the depth chart.
Down the Depth Chart
"Matthews, unhappy with the prospect of another year buried on the Dolphins’ depth chart, is boycotting the team’s voluntary workouts in hopes of forcing a trade or his release," Beasley wrote.
As of right now, Matthews finds himself being the 5th or even potentially 6th choice for reps at SunLife Stadium. Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry are the certified starters in Joe Philbin's offense, with the new boy Parker and free agent Greg Jennings also ahead of Matthews, who will see Jordan Cameron also potentially take targets away from him.
Here is what Matthews would be competing against if he wanted to stay in Miami. You can see why the Dolphins were big on the former Louisville Cardinal...
Matthews was a seventh-round pick by the Dolphins in 2012 out of Nevada. the 25-year old played in 38 games over the last three seasons for Miami, hauling in 64 passes for 734 yards and four touchdowns. He only had 12 receptions in 2014 and the writing has seemed on the wall ever since then.