Dolphins Trade For Run Stopper William Hayes

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DAVIE (CBSMiami) — The Miami Dolphins worked late into the night to pull off a trade for another piece along the defensive line.

Miami traded a 6th round pick to the Rams for defensive tackle William Hayes and a 7th round pick.

Drafted by Tennessee in 2008, the 31-year-old Hayes played four seasons with the Titans and the next five with the Rams, recording a career-best 7 sacks in 2012.

Hayes had 5 sacks in 2016 but is best known as a run stopper. According to Pro Football Focus, he had 98 stops and an 11.15 run stop percentage, both league bests.

The move continues Miami’s investment in the trenches. On Thursday, they re-signed DE Andre Branch to a three-year, $27 million contract and gave an extension to pass rushing specialist Cam Wake in February.

On his Instagram account, Hayes thought he should have been worth more in the trade than a “stapler and coffee machine.”

Being an optimist, however, he listed off a few things he was looking forward to with the east coast change, including “looking for Ariel” and a relief in traffic and rent. Sorry, William. South Florida is pretty notorious for both of those.

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