If the Houston Texans really want to attack Laremy Tunsil, really, on the left, they obviously have to be prepared to give the Miami Dolphins a terrible chance to catch him.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald the Texans have discussed sending Clowney and a first choice for Tunsil to Miami. The Dolphins want another High Draft Pick in return for their left tackle.
Brian Flores, head coach of the Dolphins, has not exactly shot down the possibility of Tunsil trading after the team's pre-season final against the New Orleans Saints.
"There is no trade for him," said Flores.
That does not exclude the possibility that someday there might be a trade for him. Flores could have said that the team was not considering any trade proposals for Tunsil, but he did not. Instead, he says there is no trade for him at this particular time.
The dolphins were considered as the most likely target for Clowney, who did not sign his franchise tag offer as he stands up to the Texans. Houston has been discussing Clowney with several teams without any real progress. The dolphins, however, were the most visible pursuers of the Texan defensive end.
The dolphin locker room would not seem too friendly if Tunsil were treated. Perhaps the report on such a price tag would send a message that it is only being moved for a significant return. However, this still would not mitigate the feelings created by the loss of a left tackle shortly before the start of the regular season.