Kevin Curtis, Vernon Carey, & Lee Evans

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Kevin Curtis Signs With The Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have placed OG Vernon Carey on the IR ending his 2010 season as well as he 104 game consecutive bull fighting stint. I refer to his “ole” on the outside. I will be talking more about the Carey issue, specifically the Oline itself later today in my NFL.com Blog Blitz article, I will put that link up here when it’s posted over there. So while Carey is gone, leaving Lydon Murtha to take over the reigns of Matador, the Dolphins have found a new WR to bring in and try and some spark. Kevin Curtis.

Kevin Curtis was most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 where he played three games before being placed on IR with a knee injury. He was waived and not re-signed by anyone. The Dolphins are the only team to show much interest in the 32 year old wide-out.

Curtis is more remembered for his stint in St. Louis where he played for 5 years before leaving VIA FA to play in Philly. He has 20 touchdowns in a 7 year career. The Dolphins needed help at the position because Brian Hartline is on IR and Brandon Marshall is still nursing a sore hamstring. Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore have yet to step up leaving only Davone Bess healthy and capable of making plays.

Curtis may fill a vacancy but that does not mean he will make an impact on the team. I wonder why Curtis would get the call here? There are other options at WR on the free agent market and I have to believe that there are some decent youngsters on some other teams practice squads that may be able to come in and compete for a job next season. Even in a season that still has the word playoffs attached to it doesn’t seem to me as a predicated reason to sign Curtis. Still not quite sure about this one.

While the Phins prep for Buffalo, it was also revealed today that Dolphins killer Lee Evans will miss the contest with an injury. Evans injured his ankle last weekend making a block and was placed on IR this week. The Dolphins defense has been very solid against the pass this year but Evans has had a history of making Miami pay…even with sub par QB’s at their helm.

Topics: Kevin Curtis, Lee Evans, Lydon Murtha, Miami Dolphins, Vernon Carey

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  • Daniel Tyler

    Why wouldn’t he have an impact? how is he most known for his role with the Rams? he had one of the best seasons for an Eagle wide receiver in the McNabb era besides Terrell Owens and Desean Jackson. The guy is an athletic freak. The last time he was healthy he put up 1110 yards with 6 tds, a long of 75. The next year he was playing hurt and still averaged 43 yards per game, which would equal out to about 700 receiving yards for the season. He wound up having to get surgery for sports hernia after it got too bad, but still came back to average 70 yards per game in the postseason, with a high of 122. (the last time he was in the postseason he had back to back 100 yard receiving games filling in for Holt). In 2009 he had a knee injury and then CANCER, which is why we haven’t seen him for a while.

    The only thing that his history says is that he is a little more prone to getting injured, and that didn’t start until he was 30. He still can fill in for a stretch of games, and put up great numbers. And the Dolphins wouldn’t have signed him if he wasn’t healthy, they didn’t even want to sign Brees after inspecting his shoulder.

    So, lets see, Curtis has put up great stats every time put into the starting role. Has proven he can at least play at a high level without injury for at least 6 games now that he is in his 30′s, which SURPRISE, is the same exact number he would have to be healthy for if the Dolphins made it to the Superbowl this year. He has also proven to be money in the playoffs with 446 yards on 23 catches, 19 yards per cach, the 5 games he has had in the postseason, which is about 90 yards per game.

    The Dolphins don’t need a “young guy” for the future, they have Hartline who has done nothing but improve every time he is out there and shown to potential to be a great number 2 receiver, he has already been a good number 2. Marshall who is proven elite, and Bess who is one of the most underrated slot receivers in the game. You think some guy on a practice squad is going to come in and put up better numbers than Hartline, Marshall, or even Bess? Come on man. That has the potential to be one of the best trios in the AFC.

    • Donnyfry

      Dude, they wouldn’t sign him if he wasn’t healthy? This is the same team that signed Al Harris to put him on IR two weeks later. The same team that drafted an oft-injured D lineman with it’s first pick this year. And no one on the current staff examined Drew Brees’ shoulder. They were all in Dallas.

  • Jeffscottsoto

    The comment above says it all, I completely agree

  • Brian Miller

    Hey I like the guy but I just can’t believe there are no better options. He is a slot guy…which is what Bess is. So we move Bess outside and Curtis in the slot. Wow, why not sign someone who may actually stick around next year? That’s my point. Or why not let Wallace, Moore, and Pruitt get reps in real games…it’s not like this team is going to make the playoffs this year. Sorry, we should have spent the roster spot on another lineman.

  • Scott sumner

    What? You must have a problem with White wide outs.