Dolphins waive RB Howard in 'mutual parting'

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DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins waived running Jordan Howard on Monday in what coach Brian Flores called a “mutual parting.”

Howard, who signed a two-year, $9.75 million deal with $4.75 million guaranteed in March, has been a free-agent disappointment for Miami. He will go on waivers; Howard, and the rest of his prorated $1.75 million salary, will be up for grabs for anyone to claim.

“A lot of respect for him and respect for the way he worked. No ill will, just thought it was best for both parties,” Flores said.

Howard wanted an opportunity to play. But the Dolphins, after getting a strong performance from rookie Salvon Ahmed and on the verge of getting veterans Matt Breida and Myles Gaskin back from injury, didn’t have much of a role for him the rest of the season.

With no financial obligation tying them together for the 2021 season, both sides decided it was time to move on.

“He’s a good back. He’s definitely been productive. We had some other guys who stepped in and played well. For that reason, his reps were limited. When he did go in there, it felt like

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