The Miami Dolphins met with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree last week, looking to add a veteran to a group of very young wide outs. No deal was struck between the club and Crabtree, however, and now it appears the Dolphins have another wide receiver target they will consider.
Dolphins looking at adding WR depth...will talk with both Crabtree and @GregJennings— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 22, 2015
Greg Jennings spent the last two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings after seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. The two-time Pro Bowl selection (2010 and 2011) caught 59 passes for 742 yards with six touchdowns. He signed a five-year contract with the Vikings in 2013, but was released this offseason after the Dolphins traded Mike Wallace to Minnesota. He had been scheduled to count for $11 million against the salary cap this season.
This week is the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, which typically do not feature a lot of free agent signings. All of the Dolphins' leadership, including owner Stephen Ross, Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum, General Manager Dennis Hickey, and Head Coach Joe Philbin, are in Phoenix, so the team could complete a deal, potentially just needing to get Jennings to Miami to meet with the team's doctors for his physical.
Nothing seems to be officially scheduled, as of now, and the team could wait until after the owners meeting to have everyone return to Miami before sitting down with Jennings.
The Dolphins could also still sign Crabtree, who was the San Francisco 49ers' first-round pick in 2009. He is expected to receive a deal in the $3.5-4 million per season range, and the Dolphins are thought to still be in contact with the wideout.
Miami clearly is looking for another receiver to add to roster. Currently, the team currently has Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, and Rishard Matthews atop the depth chart, with Matt Hazel, Tyler McDonald, and Michael Preston in the second group.The club could also look to add a receiver in the Draft next month.