The Miami Dolphins do not have a wealth of experience at wide receiver. Davone Bess leads the unit with 260 career catches, and no one else has more than 109. For comparison's sake, the New England Patriots have three individuals with more career receptions than every Dolphins receiver combined.
The currently unemployed Plaxico Burress does, too, and he's looking for a job. A job with the Miami Dolphins, in fact, according to one report Wednesday. But the Dolphins, even with their apparent need at the position, aren't interested. From Armando Salguero at the Miami Herald:
Add Plaxico Burress to the list of receivers who would love to audition for the Dolphins. But Miami has shown no interest in the likes of Burress, Roy Williams and Braylon Edwards. Ireland said he "could be done" at receiver, but isn't certain. If the rookies don't develop this summer, Ireland might add a veteran.
I mean no disrespect to Bess, Brian Hartline or Legudu Naanee, nor am I suggesting that the Dolphins are making a mistake by passing on Plaxico Burress, but don't they need something else at wideout? If you're looking for one of your young fellows to develop into a franchise quarterback, they're going to need help. Probably more help than you have on the roster right now.
Again, it doesn't have to be Burress ‒ I wouldn't mess with him, either. If the Dolphins really are "done" at receiver, however, I don't know that they're giving Ryan Tannehill or Matt Moore a fair shake. Brandon Marshall caught 81 balls for 1,214 yards last season, and he's gone. Who's replacing that?
As for Plaxico, the news isn't great for him, either. One of the WR-neediest teams in the league doesn't even want to see him work out. He's probably a better fit as a red zone specialist on a veteran team, but still, it probably would've been nice to not be completely brushed aside like that. The job search continues.
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