Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fins' would-be No. 4 wideout out for season


The Miami Dolphins are holding a training camp competition to see which wide receivers will back up their three major signings, Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson.

On Sunday, they lost camp's top performer for the rest of the year.

According to The Miami Herald, third-year player Armon Binns tore both his ACL and MCL during practice, ending his season and thinning out the Dolphins' receiver reserves.

Binns, who was reportedly quarterback Matt Moore's 'favorite target' in drills, was generating praise from teammates and coaches and appeared to be the favorite for Miami's No. 4 wideout spot.

The Dolphins' receiver depth took a second hit on Sunday when fellow bottom-of-the-depth chart canidate Rishard Matthews went down with an undisclosed injury, one that will reportedly leave the second-year wideout sidelined for 'several weeks'.

Matthews is considered to be on the fringe of making the team, and his chances will be hurt by the missed practice time.

Miami's headline acts at the position are obviously Wallace, Hartline and Gibson, but depth will be needed as the offense uses a quicker tempo and to insure against injury. The Herald's Armando Salguero expects the team to look to the outside to replace Binns.

Binns caught six passes for 67 yards last season for the Dolphins after being added off waivers in December. He previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals.

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