AP source: Miami's Minkah Fitzpatrick traded to Steelers

September 16, 2019 - 8:08 pm

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick has been traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round draft pick in 2020.

The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the teams hadn't confirmed it.

Fitzpatrick was unhappy about his role with the Dolphins, and he requested and received permission to seek a trade. He played free safety for Miami in Sunday's 43-0 loss to New England and had six tackles and a fumble recovery.

Fitzpatrick was the 11th overall pick in the 2018 draft, but quickly became unhappy after Brian Flores took over as Miami's coach this year.

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