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Xavien Howard: ‘Door Is Closed’ on Return to Dolphins in 2024 NFL Free Agency

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekIncluded Columnist IVMarch 7, 2024

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Xavien Howard has actually invested his whole profession with the Miami Dolphins, however it appears that will alter in 2024.

Throughout a conversation with Joe Rose of 560 Sports WQAM on Thursday, the cornerback closed down any possibility of a reunion.

“That door is closed, I’m sorry,” Howard stated.

Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald kept in mind the Dolphins notified the cornerback this offseason they would designate him as a post-June 1 cut. The relocation will conserve the group $18.5 million in cap area.

“We had a long conversation and he comprehended it was a company choice,” basic supervisor Chris Grier informed press reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine.

“And at the end of the day, I simply felt it was ideal for him to have this chance for his representative to go see what’s out there for him. Didn’t close the door and stated we’re going to remain in interaction as the procedure goes and see what takes place and left the door open for him potentially coming back here, too.”

Grier may not have actually closed the door, however Howard finished with his remarks Thursday.

The veteran, who will be 31 years of ages throughout the 2024 project, stated he does not prepare to retire and want to sign up with a playoff competitor.

He will undoubtedly create a lot of interest offered his performance history.

Howard got in the league as a 2016 second-round draft choice and was a four-time Pro Bowler throughout his very first 8 seasons with Miami. He led the league in interceptions with 7 in 2018 and once again with 10 in 2020.

The Baylor item appeared in 13 video games this previous season and published 45 deals with, 12 passes safeguarded and one interception. It was his 2nd straight year with simply one interception, although he was still a Pro Bowler in 2022.

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