Dolphins Claim WR Armon Binns Off Waivers

Sept 23, 2012; Landover,MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Armon Binns (85) catches a pass that he turned into a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins may not be headed to the post-season but that doesn’t mean they are not looking to the future, or the present.  Waived by the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, the Dolphins were awarded 2nd year WR Armon Binns.  Binns  has 18 catches for 210 yards and one touchdown in eight games with the Bengals.  He was signed in 2011 by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent before joining the Bengals.

Binns started the season as one of the Bengals wide-outs but slipped to 5th on the depth chart.  It was rumored that the Bengals, who made the move to carry an extra kicker, wanted to sign him back if he cleared.  He didn’t, he’s now a Dolphin.  To make room on the roster, the Dolphins waived cornerback Michael Coe.

Topics: Armon Binns, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins

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  • Fins4ever

    Awarded? Not sure what that means. Did the NFL “award us” or did we sign him as a FA. Have heard of the NFL awarding a pick, but not a player. Sorry, confused…still learning. lol

  • Belletide

    Good. Maybe he has the speed to take the safety downfield and out of our running game.

  • Mitch

    “Awarded” meaning the Phins put in a waiver claim for Binns after learning of his being waived by Cincy. The order of the waiver claims is similar to the NFL draft, although I’m not sure what determines the order during the regular season.

    Every player on their respective team’s roster week 1 (as of the start of the first game) has their contract for the season become guaranteed. What Cincy did by not releasing him outright and sending him through the waiver process was
    two (2) fold:

    1. give another team the chance to claim him (in which case that NEW team would be responsible for the remainder of the players contract through the end of the season).

    2. if the player cleared waivers, the original team would only be accountable for a reduced portion of the contract (if I’m not mistaken).

    The Phins put in a waiver claim, and the other teams that were ahead of Miami in the waiver process did not. Thus, this Phins were “Awarded” the player they claimed from the waiver wire.

  • txmedic5

    yes the term ‘awarded’ is correct. The Dolphins were awarded Binns when the teams in front of them did not put in a waiver claim. Awarded because there is a possibility that another team put in a claim.

    Regardless, the order of waivers during the regular season is based on the inverse of the standings for the league. Also, only “vested” veterans…I believe 3 or more years of service are guaranteed their full contracts if on a roster week 1 of the regular season.