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Move to Trade Chambers Points Towards 2008

Chambers vs the Bears last season

The move to trade wide out Chris Chambers to the San Diego Chargers for a second round draft choice does nothing more than point to the future for the Miami Dolphins. Chambers was a solid vet, a good locker room guy, and did all that was asked of him. The move simply means that the Dolphins know that at 0-6 the rest of the 2007 season is about nothing more than building for 2008. Two recievers that will get a chance to step in now with Chambers gone are Ted Ginn Jr. and Derek Hagan, and GM Randy Mueller pointed that very fact out on Tuesday after the deal was made. “I think the opportunity’s there for (Ginn) and Derek (Hagan) now,” Mueller said. “We felt like they were ready to take the next step to get more opportunities. Chris has done a good job and it’s really nothing against Chris. I probably shbould take this opportunity to thank Chris, he’s been outstanding, he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do and he’s been a professional as he’s handled this as well. But yeah, I think it does open up some opportunities for the young guys.”

Chambers played in 100 games in his career with Miami, catching 405 passes for 5,688 yards and 43 touchdowns. Through six games this season, he has leads the team with 31 receptions for 415 yards and no touchdowns. He was the teams leading reciever this past Sunday in Cleveland with six catches for 73 yards. “It’s not like we were trying to move Chris. I think it was an opportunity for us to improve as a team and we had some teams look into us so it was a good match,” said Dolphins General Manager Randy Mueller. “Obviously, at 0-6 we’re looking for answers, we’re looking to change some things and we’ve kind of had change on our minds since last February, so this is kind of a continuation of that.”

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