Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland said Sunday that he might use the draft picks acquired for cornerback Vontae Davis in a trade for a wide receiver.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Ireland called the picks “ammunition to do things this year or any year” and wide receiver definitely looks like a spot that the Dolphins will need to address this year or any year if they want to pump up their aerial attack. Since Ireland was talking about wide receivers, it was inevitable that he’d get asked about an infamous one that came back onto the market on Sunday.
That’s not too surprising, even with the team’s shortage at receiver. They dealt Brandon Marshall and cut Chad Johnson because of the headaches they created off the field and it is hard to believe they would drink from that well for a third time. The Davis trade indicates that the Dolphins are taking a long view in terms of building their roster and they’re likely to find other receivers that are a better fit for that mindset.