Here's a potential trade partner that could make sense for Dolphins WR Preston Williams

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This week, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams voiced his displeasure with the lack of opportunities he’s received during the first few training camp sessions.

First, he took to Twitter, and then he doubled down in his media availability, but he said he hadn’t asked for a trade despite the situation.

If Williams is disgruntled, and it’s clear that he’s being beaten out for the fourth wide receiver role behind Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Cedrick Wilson Jr., it would be in Miami’s best interest to call other teams to try and get something in return for the former undrafted wideout.

One team that the Dolphins might want to check in with is the Chicago Bears. Chicago has looked to find talent to surround second-year quarterback Justin Fields with, even trading for former New England Patriots first-round pick N’Keal Harry.

Williams has better career numbers than Harry despite going undrafted in the same draft that Harry was taken 32nd overall. Talent has never been Williams’ problem. Injuries have limited him to just eight games in each of his first three seasons. To this point, he’s recorded 111 receptions for 787 yards and seven touchdowns.

Miami could take Williams and a mid-to-late-round draft pick and send them to Chicago in exchange for offensive tackle Teven Jenkins, who appears to be on the outs with his team after a complete regime change and a mix of Riley Reiff, Braxton Jones and Larry Borom getting the starting reps.

Jenkins was drafted in the second round of the 2021 draft and played in six games last season, starting two.

According to ESPN, the Bears have been receiving calls on the former Oklahoma State Cowboy, and while the Dolphins seem set on having Austin Jackson start at right tackle this season, it can’t hurt to have that depth and competition.

At worst, Jenkins wouldn’t see the field for Miami in 2021, and they have a developmental tackle to work with and grow.

That’s a deal that could work for both sides.

Mike Masala

Mike Masala

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