Wide Receiver Free Agent Options For The Miami Dolphins

By Craig Ballard
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We know the Miami Dolphins will be spending money this off-season, and it is very likely the offense that will benefit the most, especially the wide receiver position.

That seems weird on the surface, as Davone Bess is the only good receiver on the roster as we speak, but Brian Hartline could very well be re-signed, plus Miami will surely land one of Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, or Dwayne Bowe (likely in that order). I cannot see Wes Welker returning to Miami, but there are a lower-level/tier guys that I think Miami could be interested in.

The 2012 Dolphins had a laundry list of receivers that got a chance to be the no.3 and no.4 guys for Mike Sherman and Ryan Tannehill, but in 2013, only Armon Binns remains as a guy Dolfans can be hopeful of.

Danny Amendola is reportedly far apart on re-up talks with the St. Louis Rams so he could hit the open market. If Miami strikes out on all of the guys mentioned above, then there could be a scenario where they look to give some WR money to Amendola in hopes that he is an up-and-coming receiver. Amendola has played just a dozen games the last two seasons and he is a guy who seems to have upside/potential but has yet to sustain anything.

I don’t think I would be too high on a guy like Donnie Avery, but if the price is right, he may get a shot to be a No.3/No.4 as might a guy like Devery Henderson. As a depth option, Henderson could be a deep threat (I really like the idea of adding him).

Could there be a homecoming for Roscoe Parrish? He is not much of a receiver these days so I doubt it, but Miami football fans would surely love to see Parrish in the aqua and orange. An odd thought I can’t shake is that Randy Moss may see Miami as an option because they are a rare team that could have a lot of action available for him which he still feels he deserves/warrants. I feel like the New England Patriots as his best option, but I feel like he is an interesting one to watch.

Other guys who I could see Miami being interested in as depth options at the right price are Kevin Ogletree, Joshua Cribbs, and Louis Murphy. Even at a team-friendly price, would Dolfans want Ted Ginn Jr. brought back in? I doubt it, and a guy like Julian Edelman seems unlikely too, but just the thought of how many guys got a shot in 2012 makes me think there are a ton of receiver possibilities in play for 2013. Brandon Gibson is available, but my hunch is that his asking price will make Miami move on to a different option.

Thank you for reading my work.

Craig Ballard is a NFL/NBA/MLB writer for RantSports.com. Follow  him on Twitter @craigballard77, and you can find all of his NFL articles HERE

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