Dolphins LB Joey Porter told Jim Rome, the host of ESPN’s Rome is Burning, on Monday that he would like to be traded (via Miami Herald reporter Jeff Darlington‘s Twitter account).
Porter was benched for a November game because of off-the-field issues and is seen by some as more of a role player than a starter.
“It would just kind of be the smart thing to do,” Porter said. “Why keep a guy there that you want to make a role player?
“They can pay me. They can pay me and keep me on the team, but I won’t be happy.”
Porter has played three seasons with Dolphins after signing a five-year, $32 million contract in 2007. He started his NFL career with the Steelers in 1999.