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Star NFL WR's Agent Says Team's Head Coach Is Lying

A general view of the Miami Dolphins stadium.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: A general view of Sun Life Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots on January 3, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

DeVante Parker was inactive for today's Miami Dolphins game with trade rumors swirling for the star NFL wide receiver.

With Parker being inactive, there were questions about the former first-round pick's health status.

The wide receiver's agent is now claiming that Dolphins head coach Adam Gase is lying about his client.

"He continues attacking the health of my client and that is not acceptable," he said in a statement released to the Palm Beach Post. "Parker is not only healthy but wants to help this team win and the only real question that should be asked is how does coach Gase justify his incompetence."

The full statement can be seen below:

That's quite an accusation.

ESPN.com had more on a possible Parker trade:

At this point, a trade seems to be the best fit for both parties. There has been interest in getting a deal done, but Miami's price will likely need to come down a bit.

Last Friday, coach Adam Gase said he spoke with Parker during training camp about trade rumors when they became too loud to ignore. But as for recently, he said: "I don't really pay attention to all of that stuff. But if it gets back to (me), if something gets to me, then I'm assuming that he probably heard something about it. I know I haven't called anybody."

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier and executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum would handle trade talks primarily. Parker has said he wants to be in Miami, but that he understands the business element of football.

Stay tuned.