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If you’ve watched Hard Knocks you know that even the Dolphins know that they don’t have wide receivers. After trading for Anthony Armstrong, the top three receivers are Legadu Naanee, Davone Bess, and Anthony Armstrong. They also have Brian Hartline, Rishard Matthews, and Marlon Moore.
Moore is 25, and has 6 career receptions, all in 2010. Matthews had decent numbers in college but didn’t get picked until pick 227 in the draft this year. In 2010 Brian Hartline had a career high 43 rec. Devon Bess had only 51 rec last season but had 79 and 76 in 2010 and 2009. In 2010, Anthony Armstrong had big play potential, he had 44 receptions for 871 yards, a 19.8 average however last season he had only 103 receiving yards. Naanee had a career high 44 rec last year. In 5 seasons, he had 4 total TDs.
I assume that the Dolphins will start with Bess and Armstrong as the starting WRs and when they go 3 wide, Bess would move to the slot with Naanee playing the outside.
During the cuts, the Dolphins did the unthinkable. They cut 7-11. Chris Hogan, the man who is always open. So who is out there to help this receiving staff? With the Dolphins deciding to start rookie Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins might need some better option to not stifle Tannehill’s development.
Will Chris Hogan be this Hard Knocks’ Danny Woodhead?
More after the cut.
I haven’t followed the news on the Fins but I do know that they brought some of these guys in to work out.
I’ll break it down into categories.
WRs who I think are safe players. You know what you’ll get and they can start for the fins.
The next categories are guys that might not be able to start but I’d give them a shot and see what they’ve got.
Veterans that no one wants but the Dolphins should check them out.
T.O, Jesse Holley, Greg Camarillo, Mike Williams, Patrick Crayton, Mark Clayton, Roy Williams, T.J. Houshmandzadeh. I’m not sure if any of these guys can play anymore and some make more sense than others. Like, would the Fins bring in T.O. after the Chad Johnson non-sense, no, but I’m just saying he would be an upgrade.
Players who are interesting but I don’t know if they will play this year.
Another route the Dolphins should look into is sets with more TEs. They have Fasano but there are some veteran TEs that can easily make this team.
These TEs are also available but not really receiving options.
Dan Gronkowski (can they trick everyone to think he’s Rob?) and Daniel Graham.
One last cut player that they could bring in is Tim Hightower.
I don’t know. Maybe the Dolphins know what they’re doing but I’d be fearful starting a rookie quarterback with such a lackluster receiving corps. Even on the show they admit that their team is weak there. I’d even consider trading draft picks if they can find someone young to grow with Tannehill.