We are currently making our way through the Miami Dolphins' 90-man offseason roster, breaking down last season for each player, as well as what could happen this year. Today, we continue today with a look at wide receiver Jeff Fuller.
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Previous Roster Breakdowns: Chad Bumphis Marcus Thigpen Aaron Corp Jelani Jenkins Jonathan Martin Tristan Okpalaugo Reshad Jones Jeff Adams John Denney Philip Wheeler Cameron Wake Marvin McNutt Dallas Thomas
After going undrafted in 2012, Fuller caught on with his former head coach turned Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, where the possibility of him teaming up with fellow rookie, quarterback Ryan Tannehill, was intriguing. However, Tannehill claimed the starting quarterback spot while Fuller landed on the practice squad.
The Dolphins maintained their connection to Fuller in the offseason, signing him to a futures contract after the season, and he is currently in training camp, trying to work his way up a deep depth chart.
Why he could improve in 2013:
After a year in the system, Fuller should have a better idea of what is expected of him at the NFL level. He's also still on the team with his former coach and quarterback. He should be set up to take the next step in his development.
Why he could regress in 2013:
When Rotoworld reports that a player signed a futures contract and uses the sentence, "He owns pans for hands and is slow of foot, though," things are not looking good for him. The depth chart in front of Fuller includes Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, Armon Binns, Marvin McNutt, Rishard Matthews, and Brian Tyms, while he is fighting with Chad Bumphis, Jasper Collins, and Kenny Stafford near the bottom of the chart. It's going to be a long climb for Fuller.
Odds he will make the 53-man roster:
At best, Fuller will probably be on the practice squad. It's all about how much Mike Sherman trusts Fuller to continue to develop.