The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the Dolphins and San Diego Chargers have agreed to the parameters of a trade that would send the 11-year veteran to Miami. The trade is subject to his passing a physical.
The paper reported that physical likely would take place by Wednesday. The paper also said both teams refused to confirm the trade, but sources told the Herald the deal will happen if Seau passes the physical, as expected.
It also said the Dolphins agreed to give San Diego a draft pick as well as pay some of the $2.7 million roster bonus he is due this week. Miami is expected to send San Diego a 2004 sixth-round draft pick that could be changed to a fifth-rounder, based on performance.
"We're planning to have a press conference Wednesday," Seau told The San Diego Union-Tribune. "But until everything is officially done, everything is premature. (But) There are definitely going to be mixed feelings in terms of leaving a place that is home and going and servicing another city and another team hopefully for a run at a ring. I'm definitely speechless."
"Junior restructured his contract as part of him being traded to Miami," his agent, Marvin Demoff, told the Herald, adding that a trade was not finalized. "We can get it finished if Miami finishes their work with San Diego, and if everybody gets along and (Seau) passes the physical, then we can finish our part. I'm optimistic."
The 6-3, 250-pounder, a native of Oceanside, Calif., who played collegiately at Southern California, was the No. 1 pick, and fifth overall, of the Chargers in the 1990 draft.
In his career, he has played in 200 games, and has 1,481 tackles, caused 11 forced fumbles, and made 15 interceptions.
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