The Miami Dolphins have a problem this year, and it may be a good problem to have. The wide receivers group is incredibly deep this year, with the starters clearly established, but the younger players behind them all appearing to have the talent to claim a roster spot. With only 53 positions on the roster heading into the regular season, there is no way for Miami to keep all of them, so while having too many good players can be a good problem, it is going to lead to some difficult choices as the regular season approaches.
Clearly, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills will take the top three positions. Leonte Carroo appears to have the fourth position, while Jakeem Grant is penciled into the fifth position right now. After that, the pictures gets blurry. Damore’ea Stringfellow, Francis Owusu, and Drew Morgan have all made impact plays throughout the offseason training program, training camp, and Thursday’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. They may not be threats to become starters or see enormous amounts of playing time in the season, but they all have talent that could land them a roster spot.
Jordan Westerkamp joined the Dolphins at the end of July, filling a roster spot vacated when linebacker Lamin Barrow was placed on injured reserve. He has not made an impact on offense yet, but he has been working as a punt returner, possibly providing depth behind Grant in that role, and keeping Miami from having to rotate Landry back into those responsibilities.
Miami also has Malcolm Lewis and Mitch Mathews on the roster. Plus, seventh-round draft pick Isaiah Ford, but an injury could eventually lead to the team placing the rookie on injured reserve.
Which brings us to the flash poll question. The Dolphins can only keep a limited number of receivers, but how many? What would you do if you were the Dolphins’ coaches/front office?
How many wide receivers will the Dolphins keep on the roster?
This poll is closed