Justin Smiley Trade: Injuries Played A Major Role

SB Nation's The Phinsider calls the trade of Justin Smiley the "most anti-climactic move" of the offseason. Rumors of the Fins sending Smiley packing have been popping up for months.

According to The Phinsider, injuries played a major role in Smiley's departure. 

That has been Justin's problem the past several seasons. He missed the final four games of 2008 - as well as the playoff game - with a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments. Then 2009 saw Smiley's lingering shoulder problems become an issue again. Though he missed only one game, he was relegated to backup duty in three others. And his history of shoulder problems stems back to his days in San Francisco when he missed half of the 2007 season with a dislocated shoulder that required surgery to repair a torn right labrum.    

He actually came out with good ratings when he played, The Phinsider reports, but Bill Parcells run teams are known for not tolerating injuries.

Check out the full reaction of the Smiley trade and what it means to the Dolphins still in-house over at The Phinsider.

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