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Dolphins sign wide receiver Trey Griffey

The Dolphins have signed a wide receiver with a last name that any casual baseball fan will know very well...

NCAA Football: Stanford at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dolphins have signed former Arizona wide receiver Trey Griffey. Griffey went undrafted this past April and was signed by the Colts just a few days later. He was released by the team in July.

For any baseball fan who finds Griffey’s last name familiar, that would be because he is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

While some may be scratching their heads as to why the Dolphins would add another pass catcher to their already crowded wide receiver room, the answer would be that the team currently has five of those receivers nursing injuries. Rashawn Scott (foot), Leonte Carroo (hamstring), Isaiah Ford (knee), Jordan Westerkamp (hamstring), and Francis Owusu (knee) all have injuries varying in degree of severity, and Miami needs a few more bodies to throw to during practices.

Griffey may be a long shot to make the roster, but if he’s anything like his father, he’ll at least have a baseball career to fall back on should his NFL dreams fail to pan out.