So, what this trade actually does is upgrade our 7th round pick to a 6th round pick. Shaheen was actually a decent blocking TE but lost snaps to Smythe at the end of last season.
Alain Poupart (SI) wrote:
The Miami Dolphins lightened their logjam at tight end Tuesday when they sent Adam Shaheen to the Houston Texans in a trade involving draft picks.https://www.si.com/nfl/dolphins/news/mi ... to-houston
The Dolphins acquired a 2023 sixth-round pick from the Texans for Shaheen and a seventh-round selection in 2023.
This marks the fourth consecutive year the Dolphins have made a trade with the Texans, starting with the mammoth Laremy Tunsil deal in September 2019.
The move saved the Dolphins a little more than $1.8 million in cap space, according to overthecap.com. Shaheen is signed through the 2022 season and set to become an unrestricted free agent next spring.