All-Pro CB Howard sits out Dolphins practice with injury

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, who has requested a trade via Instagram, did not practice Friday because of an undisclosed injury.

Howard, an All-Pro selection in 2020 after leading the NFL in interceptions with 10, jogged off the field after the team’s warmup Thursday before resurfacing some 40 minutes later and watching the end of practice from the sideline. The team provided no updates on Howard’s condition.

Howard took to Instagram on Tuesday night to request a trade over his displeasure about his contract.

A second-round draft pick in 2016, Howard signed a five-year contract extension in May 2019 that has four years remaining.

Howard skipped the entire offseason program, including the Dolphins’ mandatory June minicamp, subjecting himself to fines in excess of $ 90,000.

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Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) warms up before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, file photo. All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard joined the rest of the Miami Dolphins reporting for training camp Tuesday, July 27, 2021, after he sat out mandatory minicamp because he’s unhappy about his contract.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) warms up before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, file photo. All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard joined the rest of the Miami Dolphins reporting for training camp Tuesday, July 27, 2021, after he sat out mandatory minicamp because he's unhappy about his contract.
  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) intercepts a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10), during the second half of an NFL football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, file photo. All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard joined the rest of the Miami Dolphins reporting for training camp Tuesday, July 27, 2021, after he sat out mandatory minicamp because he's unhappy about his contract.

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