The Miami Dolphins have released a wide receiver for the second time today. Friday morning, Brian Hartline was released from the team; now, Brandon Gibson has also been cut.
Gibson joined the Dolphins during the 2013 offseason, signing as a free agent. He agreed to a three-year, $9.78 million deal, with a $3 million signing bonus. Gibson would have counted $4.26 million against the salary cap this season, but now will be $1 million in dead money. The move gives the team $3.26 million back in salary cap space.
A sixth-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, Gibson played one year for the Eagles before a four-year stint with the St. Louis Rams. In his two years with the Dolphins, Gibson caught 59 passes for 621 yards with four touchdowns. In 2014, he played in 14 games, with five starts, catching 29 passes for 295 yards and a score.
Miami could still release or trade top wide receiver Mike Wallace as well as the moves with Gibson and Hartline. That would leave second-year wide out Jarvis Landry as the team's top option, along with any players the Dolphins add in free agency or the NFL Draft.