The Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Jabar Gaffney yesterday, making space on the roster for tight end Kyle Miller. The Dolphins added Gaffney following the team's Week 4 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The Dolphins were looking for Gaffney to spark a stagnant offense, adding depth to a wide receiver corps struggling to find any options outside of Brian Hartline and Davone Bess.
Gaffney missed his first two games with the Dolphins, making his debut in Week 8, after the team's bye week. He leaves Miami with four receptions for 68 yards. Gaffney missed the Dolphins' Thursday night game against the Buffalo Bills with a knee injury.
The veteran wide receiver set career highs last season with the Washington Redskins in receptions (68) and receiving yards (947), but was never able to build a chemistry with Miami's rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
The Dolphins will now look to go forward with Hartline, Bess, and seventh round draft pick Rishard Matthews, who made his debut last week.
Replacing Gaffeny is Miller, a rookie tight end from Mount Union. Miller signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent back in April. He has been on the team's practice squad all season, before appearing in the Colts' loss to the New England Patriots this past Sunday. After being waived by the Colts, the Dolphins claimed the 6', 5", 258 pound tight end today.
Miller joins Anthony Fasano, Charles Clay, and Michael Egnew as tight ends on the Dolphins' roster.
Miami added two offensive linemen this week as well, signing guard Ryan Durand to the active roster yesterday, and tackle Jeff Adams to the practice squad on Monday.
[Hat tip to MartinH04.]