DeVante Parker is distancing himself from the comments made by his agent.
The Dolphins wide receiver denied sharing the same view as James Gould and stressed his agent does not speak for him when he said his client should have played in Sunday’s loss to the Lions after coach Adam Gase listed him as inactive for the game.
“I can’t control what people say,” Parker said, via the Miami Herald. “He’s a grown man. He says what he says. I can’t control what he says. I don’t feel that way about coach though.”
Parker and Gase met Monday to discuss the temporary distraction and were quick to put the matter behind them.
“It did not make anything awkward,” Parker said. “My relationship is good with him. We talked about it. No bad feelings for one another.”
Parker suffered a quad injury last month and has sat out the last three games as a result. Gase said after Sunday’s game Parker is “not completely healthy,” though Parker claimed he could have played through the injury and insists he’s now “100 percent.”
Despite Gould’s remarks, Parker confirmed he will remain his agent even though “it probably would have been best” if Gould spoke to him first.