The rumors circulating this morning seem to be coming from the Miami Herald. That’s not to say that the rumors are not true or if that spaghetti is being tossed against a wall to see what sticks. If true however, it appears that the Dolphins are going to shake up their receiving corp.
The latest rumor has the Dolphins in serious negotiations with soon to be former Ram WR Brandon Gibson. With numbers said to be in the Brian Hartline range, it appears on the surface that the team is looking at a fall back option to losing Mike Wallace. That would also explain the interest in New England’s Wes Welker.
A rumor began circulating that the Dolphins were interested in bringing back the former Dolphins wide-out. The question is why? Welker, while at times incredible, is still only a slot WR and that is exactly where Davone Bess makes his living on this team. Welker would not be anything close to an outside threat.
If the Dolphins are truly looking at Welker as an option should Wallace fall through, then it’s safe to assume they will target a deep threat in the draft. But what happens to Davone Bess? I eluded to a few players that could be dangled around the NFL as trade bait in an article published this morning. Should Davone Bess who becomes a free agent in 2014 be on that list as well?
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are also looking at an aging Charles Woodson. The move is counter to anything that they have done in the past. Jeff Ireland has stayed far away from aging veterans but this year it appears that providing the fan base something to get excited about and reassure the locals that unlike the Marlins, this team won’t cut and divide it’s roster after approval of a stadium upgrades, is as important.
The Dolphins need to make a splash this year and all indications are that they will. They still need to consider adding younger 4 year veterans on both sides of the ball and despite the attention to WR, there has been little or no talk about adding defenders or even a tight-end.
Tuesday can’t get here fast enough!