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The Miami Dolphins have tried all year to find wide receivers to help rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Today, the team made another move to try to help out Tannehill.
The Miami Dolphins have announced the signing of free agent wide receiver Jabar Gaffney today, as well as the termination of the contracts of wide receiver Legedu Naanee and defensive lineman Andre Fluellen, as well as waived/injured linebacker Mike Rivera.
Gaffney has been a free agent since the New England Patriots cut him on August 27, 2012. The 6', 2", 200 pound wide receiver is entering his eleventh season in the NFL, with the Dolphins being his sixth different team. He most recently played for the Washington Redskins, where he started all 16 games last season, catching 68 passes for 947 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The release of Naanee will be met with joy among Dolphins fans, who were frustrated with the veteran wide out's inability to have any sort of impact on game day. He has one reception with Miami, a ball he immediately fumbled this past weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. Naanee had, reportedly, looked good during training camp, but his play never improved on the field, and the team has officially moved on from him.
The Dolphins also released Fluellen, who joined the team two weeks ago, and waived Rivera, meaning there are still two roster spots to be filled this week.