Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Philbin says Gibson is off to a good start in 2014


Brandon Gibson was developing into a solid option in the Miami Dolphins' otherwise on-and-off passing offense before suffering a season-ending torn PCL seven games into the 2013 season.

Gibson was back to work Tuesday at the start of the team's OTAs.

"We’re looking for progress on a daily basis with Brandon," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said, via "He’s been very diligent in his preparation for the offseason. He spent a lot of time here. The training staff, the medical staff have done an excellent job with him.

"... We’ll take it one day at a time. His dedication has been exceptional. He’s a bright, bright guy. He’s picking things up well. I think he’s off to a good start."

Gibson, who is apparently ahead of schedule in his recovery, will be challenged for playing time by third-round pick Jarvis Landry, behind Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.

Through six and a half games last season, the six-year veteran hauled in 30 receptions for 44 targets last season, according to's stats, averaging nearly 11 yards a catch. He's averaged 11.8 yards a catch throughout his career.

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