Miami Dolphins have expressed interest in acquiring star running back Josh Jacobs from the Las Vegas Raiders, according to The Athletic’s Vic Tafur.
Despite the interest, the Raiders have reportedly informed the Dolphins that Jacobs is not available for trade.
The 25-year-old Jacobs has been a standout player for the Raiders, but the situation has taken a twist as he has chosen to skip training camp in protest of the $10.1 million franchise tag that the team had placed on him.
This standoff has created uncertainty around his future with the franchise. Jacobs, who led the league in rushing yards with an impressive 1,653 yards last season, has been a key driving force for the Raiders’ ground game.
Despite his exceptional performance on the field, Jacobs and the Raiders have struggled to come to terms on a long-term contract. This unresolved negotiation has further fueled speculations about his potential departure from Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins have shown keen interest in bolstering their running back corps with a veteran player throughout the offseason.
Their pursuit has included exploring the possibility of signing free agent Dalvin Cook, who ultimately joined the Jets, as well as making inquiries about Jonathan Taylor from the Colts.