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Armon Binns could force his way into the Miami receiver rotation

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With all the offseason acquisition made by the Dolphins, it’s easy to forget some of the guys who already were there.

At receiver, one guy to remember could be Armon Binns.

As explained by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Binns could push newcomer Brandon Gibson for the starting spot in the slot.

Binns, a relative newcomer himself, arrived via waivers in December.  The Bengals cut him to make room for center Kyle Cook, who was emerging from short-term injured reserve.  The Dolphins pounced.

Brian Hartline has called Binns the best waiver-wire pickup during Hartline’s four seasons in Miami.

Per the Sun-Sentinel, Binns played so well in practice last season (the paper calls him “dominant”) that Binns played slot receiver for the final three games.  It carried into the offseason with Binns being “consistently one of the top playmakers” and the “biggest red-zone threat” on the team.

Binns’ biggest attribute is the speed with which he plays the game.

“I think that’s the one thing we’ve noticed as a staff,” coach Joe Philbin said. “I’m usually the kiss of death, but he is playing faster.  He is playing fast, and he is catching it when he gets an opportunity.”

He could be getting plenty of opportunities in 2013, especially if Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline are drawing the bulk of the attention from the secondary.

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18 Responses to “Armon Binns could force his way into the Miami receiver rotation”
  1. kane337 says: Jul 2, 2013 6:54 AM

    Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins #1

  2. stevincinci says: Jul 2, 2013 7:06 AM

    Couldn’t believe it when the Bengals waived him. They’ll regret that move.

  3. ebr362 says: Jul 2, 2013 7:14 AM

    Love what I am hearing about the newlook Dolphins, but lets see if they show up during the actual season, 4th qtr down by a score.

  4. t8ertot says: Jul 2, 2013 7:44 AM

    He couldn’t do anything with the Bengals. There’s a reason they let him go

  5. 8drinkminimum says: Jul 2, 2013 8:26 AM

    The Fins will finally have a “deep” bench this year with the receiving corp. The team (any team actually) and Tannehill can only benefit from it. Now if we can get good production out of the tight ends………

  6. jm91rs says: Jul 2, 2013 8:32 AM

    These are the exact same things the Bengals said last year about him, then they cut him to make room for Cook and the offense went down the tubes (likely from Cook taking over, not related to binns).

  7. pskotte says: Jul 2, 2013 11:03 AM

    Was a workout warrior with the Bengals and a favorite with the coaches. He had trouble getting activated for games in 2011 due to WR depth. In 2012 he was handed the starting role and never lived up to the hype. Recall that this is a team desperate for a #2 WR to emerge opposite AJ Green. Don’t know what his problem is but I doubt he had an epiphany in the off season. Advice to Fins fans: don’t drink the Koolaid just yet.

  8. bchapman2011 says: Jul 2, 2013 11:52 AM

    Well I remember last year and that same reporter was bragging about a receiver by the Name of Legedu Nanee saying that he was outperforming all other WR. How did that work out?

  9. doe22us says: Jul 2, 2013 1:24 PM

    Dolphin fans are high on their own supply, lets see optimisim and cheer after game 6 and then you can cheer. Note, there have been teams that have gone 6-0 and missed the playoffs. Yeah, Ireland spent like a drunken sailor what choice did he have. Dont purchase that lottery ticket yet.

  10. fintastic13 says: Jul 2, 2013 3:57 PM

    What about Jeff Fuller?

  11. deltaoracle says: Jul 2, 2013 4:04 PM

    Armon “Hammer” Binns.
    TM and @ Deltaoracle, 2013.

  12. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jul 2, 2013 4:42 PM

    This guy was hyped in the exact same way last year, with coaches praising his practices etc. He started 5 games and then got released. The guy can’t get open in actual games.

  13. jrcoop says: Jul 2, 2013 4:50 PM

    doe22us says: Jul 2, 2013 1:24 PM

    Dolphin fans are high on their own supply, lets see optimisim and cheer after game 6 and then you can cheer. Note, there have been teams that have gone 6-0 and missed the playoffs. Yeah, Ireland spent like a drunken sailor what choice did he have. Dont purchase that lottery ticket yet.
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    That note about 6-0, is that like a disclaimer just in case they do?

  14. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jul 2, 2013 5:09 PM

    Remember JR Tolver, Scott Schwedes and Brian Manning

  15. elchano says: Jul 2, 2013 7:25 PM

    Every time the Miami fans see a guy using #19 get scared. Nothing against Binns , that number bring bad memories .

  16. hlmatty1 says: Jul 2, 2013 8:22 PM

    This is at least his third team. Last year at this time, the bengals were saying the same thing: wow, how great he is in practice and what routes! Then they let him play and he could never gt open or he dropped the ball. There is a reason he was undrafted and on his third or fourth team.

  17. lifelongfinfan says: Jul 3, 2013 6:54 AM

    Players develop at different speeds, plus he played OK last year when given the chance. He understands the playbook better hopefully. End of the day we shall see come the regular season.

  18. thesmartest1 says: Jul 4, 2013 12:49 PM

    The WCO has done some cool things for WR’s. I wouldn’t write him off.

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