Oct 28, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jabar Gaffney (10) makes a catch in the endzone for a touchdown against the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Dolphins Release Jabar Gaffney, Sign Kyle Miller


The Miami Dolphins have released WR Jabar Gaffney.  This according to the Sun-Sentinel.  Gaffney had been active all of two games since joining the Dolphins before the bye week and has contributed very little to the team.  In fact, the sure handed receiver has had more drops in Miami than he had receptions.

His roster place looks to have been taken by rookie TE Kyle Miller who was claimed off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts.  Neither move is expected to make a major impact on the team this year but the release of Gaffney could send a clear message to the rest of the team that failure to produce will lose you a job regardless of what you came here with in terms of achievements.

The Dolphins will host the Seattle Seahawks this weekend and you can listen to Finsradio.net tonight at 8 to discuss this move and other Dolphins news.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Chambers/562292685 Jason Chambers

    So the Miami Dolphins have now proved several things. The most important of all this is they are not committed to this roster. I think I have an idea as to why.

    Jake Long has not been what we would call a stellar or even a good Left Tackle this year. He has given several clean paths to the Quarterback and has not opened up the lanes for Reggie Bush or Daniel Thomas. His value has diminished greatly and he wont be around much longer. A first overall pick currently playing at maybe a 6th round level.

    When it comes to the Wide Receiver position we have brought in Chad Johnson and Jabar Gaffney only to release them. We have no clear #1 receiver and to say that Brian Hartline is a #1 is laughable.

    The secondary is atrocious and Sean Smith is not the answer. He’s horrible as demonstrated when he let Hilton catch the ball in the endzone double covered against the Colts.

    With Running back Reggie Bush is simply to fragile. Great in space but not being used the way he needs to be used. He has not gotten near the receptions he should be getting in a spread offense and I think that hurts the team. If you’re not going to utilize his strengths than why have him? Lamar Miller is poor with pass protection but is a good runner and given some time in this system I think he will be more productive than Bush.

    Solutions are abundant. In free agency with the cap room the Dolphins have they need to target a #1 WR. Enter Dwayne Bowe who will be a free agent. This frees up a first round draft pick to get Demarcus Milliner and a second round pick for Tony Jefferson. With the other second round pick they need a tackle like Eric Fisher. Move Martin to the left side while Fisher learns the offense. Lose Richie Incogneto for Larry Warford from Kentucky would be a solid 3rd round pick which would solidify the offensive line. This covers WR, CB, S, OT, and OG before we even enter the 4th round. We can use the picks beyond this point as trade bait or to see what we can get with them in free agency. Getting a decent DT to work opposite Randy Starks and re-signing Randy are also priorities for the off-season. I think with a #1 WR to work opposite Brian Hartline and Bess in the slot with a really good offensive line opening holes and giving Tannehill time this offense would be explosive. Those are my thoughts.

    Jason

    • http://thusbloggedanderson.wordpress.com/ ThusBloggedAnderson

      Well said.