When the most productive wide receiver on your roster is Brian Hartline, it’s clear that the Miami Dolphins need help in that area. So what do they go do? Go sign Jabbar Gaffney who was apart of the New England Patriots early in the NFL season until he was cut during preseason. With the signing of Gaffney, they released Legedu Naanee, former 5th round pick by the San Diego Chargers.
Last year Jabbar Gaffney was on the Washington Redskins and had a solid year. With sub-par quarterbacks in John Beck and Rex Grossman throwing him the ball, 947 yards and five touchdowns was pretty good and was the leading receiver for the team.
Coming into the 2012 season, many thought he’d be returning to the Patriots whom he played for from 2006 to 2008.
Now he joins a team that’s currently 19th in the league in passing yards and is led by rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill who has had an up and down start to his rookie year. With Reggie Bush providing a solid running game, Gaffney, at 6’1 can provide a deep threat and open up the field for other receivers to prosper.
Entering his 11th season, it’ll be interesting to see what he has left in the tank. Last season was easily his best season as a pro and based on his last three he’s going to give whatever team he is apart of a productive season.
With the Miami Dolphins set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend, having Gaffney will definitely improve this teams chances of a victory.