By DJ Siddiqi @DJSiddiqi on April 13, 2014
As is the case every year, there are players on every NFL roster who are on the roster bubble. These are guys who are on the cusp of the roster and it wouldn't come as a shock to anyone if these guys were cut before the regular season started. The Miami Dolphins have several veterans currently on the bubble. Here are five Miami Dolphins on the roster bubble entering the 2014 season.
Armon Binns was re-signed to the Dolphins during the offseason. The 24-year-old receiver has seen action in 11 games and has started five of them in his NFL career. Binns tore his ACL and MCL during Dolphins' training camp last year and missed the entire season. With the free agent signing of receiver Damian Williams, Binns could easily be the odd man out come September.
Daniel Thomas enters his fourth season with the Miami Dolphins after being drafted in the second round in 2011. It's safe to say Thomas is a bust, as he holds a career rushing average of 3.6 yards per carry. While sharing the backfield with Lamar Miller in 2013, Thomas ran for just 406 yards on 3.7 yards per carry. With a crowded backfield featuring Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller and Mike Gillislee, Thomas may be on his way out of Miami.
Though Dion Jordan won't be cut anytime soon, considering Jordan's release at the current moment would result in a lot of dead money, Jordan has still been on the trade block for the last couple of months. Though the Dolphins rejected a trade offer by the Philadelphia Eagles for Jordan's services, the Dolphins could still trade the former first-round draft pick before the season begins if Jordan doesn't improve.
Though Brandon Gibson excelled in the slot role for the Dolphins in 2013, catching 30 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns in seven games played before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season, the Dolphins' stacked receiving core and the stacked receiver class in the 2014 NFL Draft could mean the end of Gibson's tenure in South Florida.
The second-round draft pick in 2013 struggled through injuries during his rookie season in South Florida as he played a total of just nine games, and notched a total of three tackles while contributing mainly on the special teams unit. With Taylor fully healthy entering his second season, the second-year corner will have all of the opportunities to crack the defensive back rotation in 2014.
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