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09:02 AM ET 09.30 | After the Chad Johnson debacle, word is the Dolphins don't want any more receivers surrounded with drama (such as Plaxico Burress) and haven't found anyone (Jabar Gaffney included) they consider clearly better than Legedu Naanee (no catches) and Anthony Armstrong (three drops, four catches) to motivate them to eat Naanee's or Armstrong's contracts. That could change with another bad game. Chris Chambers, 34, has considered a comeback and said Jeff Ireland asked him during the summer if he was ready to run routes (he wasn't) and would have given him a tryout out of respect. By the way, two of the receivers the Dolphins chose not to pursue this past offseason ( Reggie Wayne, Brandon Lloyd) rank in the top six in NFL receptions. And two others - Vincent Jackson and Jacoby Jones ranks among the leaders in yards per catch (20.4, 18.9).

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September 30, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Four hours to kick off, can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

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September 30, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Looking at their roster and at the four less than mediocre wR they have under contract for next year, the only thing he can do is look at 31 other practice squads and pick a couple of WR and put them on the team. Maybe Ireland will get lucky. He needs a lot of luck to keep that job.

September 30, 2012  09:42 AM ET

He Jeff, some nice people just moved in next door. If you swing by they have some boxes they'd be willing to let you have. No way you keep that cushy job past this season.

September 30, 2012  09:50 AM ET

This information on the Dolphins wide receivers does not inspire confidence.

September 30, 2012  11:11 AM ET

Pathetic saga and it continues. Dolphins need shakeup at management level - and probably a new owner - to win.

September 30, 2012  11:20 AM ET

Sometimes "you reap what you sow" when you're acting with your "best intentions". Make no mistake, I'm all for the "character guys" in the locker room, but I think the Dolphins organization was more concerned with getting a message out and making examples than they were with putting together a competitive football team. Still, Rome wasn't built in a day, so maybe these are just the baby steps towards a greater reality. As I'm not a fan nor a detractor, my only interest in this is seeing how it plays out... Both short and long term.

September 30, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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um, are there any receivers without 'drama' ?

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September 30, 2012  11:35 AM ET
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um, are there any receivers without 'drama' that aren't already on a team?

Probably lots of them. They just don't have any talent, either.

At this stage of the season there are 3 ways to go--1) hope your scouts spotted someone who was overlooked and cut by another team, 2) look for a team that is loaded at WR and hope their discards might be better than your starters, or 3) look for a team that has cut good receivers in the past, and hope they have done it again.

Or option 4, wait 'til next year.

September 30, 2012  11:47 AM ET

Ireland time to get out the resume

September 30, 2012  11:48 AM ET
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Probably lots of them. They just don't have any talent, either.At this stage of the season there are 3 ways to go--1) hope your scouts spotted someone who was overlooked and cut by another team, 2) look for a team that is loaded at WR and hope their discards might be better than your starters, or 3) look for a team that has cut good receivers in the past, and hope they have done it again.Or option 4, wait 'til next year.

they have this thing in the NFL now actually it's been there for ever but no one used it till recently option 4) Trade

September 30, 2012  11:50 AM ET
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Ireland time to get out the resume

Yes ????

September 30, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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Ireland time to get out the resume

He might want to leave out the part about being the Dolphins GM. It's not likely he'll get anther GM job anyway.

September 30, 2012  12:14 PM ET
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they have this thing in the NFL now actually it's been there for ever but no one used it till recently option 4) Trade

Good point. It seems like the only players they have that anyone else would covet are in their starting line-up, and they really need to stay there. Their draft choices are likely to be valuable, but they should hang on to those.

September 30, 2012  02:31 PM ET

PUT IN QUINN!!! GEEZZZ!!!

 
September 30, 2012  06:14 PM ET

Dauphins need a coach!!!

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