Samson Satele Trade a Win-Win-Win Situation


Published: March 24, 2009


... for incumbent Samson Satele. There was talk about Satele moving to right guard to compete for a job there, but it was obvious throughout last season that he was not a good fit for the Dolphins and didn't have much of a future in Miami.

That notion came to fruition Monday as the Dolphins traded Satele to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round pick and a swap of fourth-round picks in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Dolphins fans call it another wasted second-round pick, and perhaps that's true from one point of view, but we're not talking about Eddie Moore here. Make no mistake, Satele is a talented player, and was a pleasant surprise as a rookie in an otherwise painful 2007 season.

But when new regimes take over in an organization, even talented players can be phased out because they weren't hand-picked by the new staff or just aren't good fits. This was certainly the case for Satele, a talented, experienced young player who just wasn't a good fit in...

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