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Kenny Stills hopes he stays in Miami to build something “special”

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Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn’t the only one excited about what lies ahead for the team after their first playoff appearance since after the 2008 season.

Wide receiver Kenny Stills is also bullish about the future in Miami and said Monday, via James Walker of ESPN.com, that he sees the team building something “special” in the coming years. That’s why the impending free agent said that he’d like to remain with the team rather than seek his fortune elsewhere come March.

Stills doesn’t turn 25 until April, which makes him young to be hitting the open market and his speed helped him to a career-high nine touchdowns during the 2016 season. He’s averaging just under 17 yards per catch for his career and has flashed the ability to do more than just run very far very fast at points during his four years in the league.

How much the Dolphins value that when they have DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry and 2016 third-round pick Leonte Carroo on the roster and other holes to plug remains to be seen, but Stills is hitting free agency on a strong note and that should mean someone comes up with a solid offer for a player whose age offers plenty of potential upside in the coming years.

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27 Responses to “Kenny Stills hopes he stays in Miami to build something “special””
  1. jacobyville says: Jan 9, 2017 1:02 PM

    Come to Tennessee and join your boy rishard. We need a speed guy.

  2. kmartin173 says: Jan 9, 2017 1:09 PM

    Sure didn’t look like anything special.

  3. dolphansanity says: Jan 9, 2017 1:14 PM

    Stills had a couple jaw dropping drops this year but overall was very productive and frankly is now part of the new Miami Dolphin family so we are gonna keep him. He’s ours so everyone else just go away. Be reasonable in your negotiations Kenny and Miami pay him what he’s worth. Lets get it done.

  4. iamkillerfin says: Jan 9, 2017 1:19 PM

    I say keep our receiving corps as is!!! We need LB & secondary help obviously so we need to get that taken care of in the draft!!!

  5. ace8842 says: Jan 9, 2017 1:25 PM

    The Eagles would love having you. Immediately you’d be a #1 or #2.

  6. silverhornet says: Jan 9, 2017 1:45 PM

    Will he take a hometown discount to help Miami continue to build something special?

  7. biggs13 says: Jan 9, 2017 2:04 PM

    I hear Carroo is a beast waiting to feast. Don’t ask for too much Kenny. We got bigger problems elsewhere. Phins up!

  8. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 9, 2017 2:18 PM

    kmartin173 says:
    Jan 9, 2017 1:09 PM
    Sure didn’t look like anything special.
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    Perhaps you should actually watch a Dolphins game. He’s got more yards per reception and TD’s than any of your cowboy receivers.

  9. tdskinz says: Jan 9, 2017 2:20 PM

    Build something special – his bank account.

  10. ricko1112 says: Jan 9, 2017 2:21 PM

    Sorry dude, Miami peaked this year and even played over their heads. The “best” thing that happened was Tannehill getting injured, so that Moore could propel the Dolphins into the playoffs. Moore is a better option than Tannehill. He’s more talented and he’s a lot cheaper.

  11. ashes2ashesfun2funky says: Jan 9, 2017 2:23 PM

    Devante Parker is always getting nicked up and Carroo is still developing, so sign him to a sensible deal. He is not elite by any means, but all it takes is one team offering him a ridiculous deal and he’ll leave. A lot more holes to fill and receiver is a low priority for this team.

  12. finsphan says: Jan 9, 2017 2:36 PM

    Miami has already stated that they are committed to re-signing Landry, as they should. If they can get Still’s re-signed for around $5 mil a year then it’s a no brainier. They will have a ton of cap space to work with this off season and it looks like the “flashy” big money FA signings are a thing of the past with Gase in charge. Let’s hope they use the money wisely and bring in some depth on the defensive side of the ball.

  13. whodat5150 says: Jan 9, 2017 2:45 PM

    I never quite got the story on why the Saints let him go. He was young, productive and CHEAP but we traded him. I’m gonna reckon it was another “genius” move by Mickey Loomis, to free up money for an overpriced, non-productive Free Agent.

    I’ll give Loomis some credit, Jarius Byrd did alright for us this year and Nick Fairley had a SOLID SEASON for us.

  14. donttrollonme says: Jan 9, 2017 2:46 PM

    Sorry Miami, and you can thumbs down all you want…

    …but until Brady and Belichick retire, no one else in that division is going anywhere. No one else in the AFC for that matter. Just telling it like it is.

  15. hehateme2 says: Jan 9, 2017 3:08 PM

    He is better than Wallace at a fraction of the price and can actually locate the ball in a air and adjust. Also, not a locker room cancer… worth keeping at a reasonable contract.

  16. factschecker says: Jan 9, 2017 3:11 PM

    In other words Kenny wants to stand Still.

  17. 72DolphinsStillUnmatched says: Jan 9, 2017 3:13 PM

    of course he wants to stay in south Florida, who wouldn’t especially this time of year? 🙂

  18. igotgamenj says: Jan 9, 2017 3:41 PM

    Sorry Miami, and you can thumbs down all you want…

    …but until Brady and Belichick retire,

    This just in Brady will be 40 this year and has 1 more year left on his contract and if he does win it this year he will have 5 rings most of any QB and nothing left to prove goes out into the sunset a winner or maybe tries to defend it but next year will be his last

  19. tommynatorii says: Jan 9, 2017 4:12 PM

    Stills is a keeper. This offense is very good to him and Ryan meshes well with him. Keep the nucleus Miami, and continue to grow together.
    Fiiiiiiiins Up!

  20. finsphan says: Jan 9, 2017 4:19 PM

    Sorry Miami, and you can thumbs down all you want…

    …but until Brady and Belichick retire, no one else in that division is going anywhere. No one else in the AFC for that matter. Just telling it like it is.
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    Sorry NE, The Pat’s haven’t beaten a good team all year so I wouldn’t say a whole lot until they actually get to the SB.
    Unfortunately for you and the Pat’s fan base, Your favorite team, coach and QB will always be known as cheaters.

    You can thumbs down all you want… just telling it like it is.

  21. donttrollonme says: Jan 9, 2017 4:27 PM

    Sorry NE, The Pat’s haven’t beaten a good team all year so I wouldn’t say a whole lot until they actually get to the SB.
    Unfortunately for you and the Pat’s fan base, Your favorite team, coach and QB will always be known as cheaters.

    You can thumbs down all you want… just telling it like it is.
    _________________________________________

    Not even close to a Pats fan, but I can recognize a dynasty when I see one. Be bitter and jealous all you want, but it’s not going to make the Dolphins any better.

  22. laxcoach37 says: Jan 9, 2017 4:55 PM

    The Dolphins need to 2 Linebackers and DE. Then a TE threat and a Guard/Backup Center. They have 9 Draft Picks and $19M under the Cap. I guarantee they restructure a few Contracts and with Jason Jones, Mario Williams and Koa Misi gone they have an extra $15M. They should easily have about $60M when FA opens. The only real Free Agents who could go is Dion Sims… whatever, Bushrod… whatever and Stills. They give a well deserved extension to Landry and Rashad Jones. Sign Stills to a reasonable amount. Looking good. Real Good.

    To the sole Patriots Troll… this has nothing to do with you The Dolphins will keep on improving regardless if you win. Trust me, the success has to end sometime. The NFL is cyclic. The Patriots had an amazing run and this year should be another SB victory, but it will end. I am not going to predict next year or even the year after, but it end. Enjoy it while you can. We did for over 30 years too.

  23. kmartin173 says: Jan 9, 2017 5:12 PM

    “Perhaps you should actually watch a Dolphins game. He’s got more yards per reception and TD’s than any of your cowboy receivers.”

    Perhaps you need better reading comprehension, he was referring to the team which not only didn’t look special, didn’t even belong in the playoffs.

  24. belligerentbuc says: Jan 9, 2017 5:40 PM

    Watch the Bucs throw money at this guy…most $$ under the cap and an equal, if not better chance of a deep playoff run with him Evans, & a true franchise qb throwing him the rock.

    He figures to be one of the fastest WR to hit free agency who can blow the top of defenses.

    Miami does have other holes and not as much $ to spare…just sayin.

  25. scmems07 says: Jan 9, 2017 5:59 PM

    Watch the Bucs throw money at this guy…most $$ under the cap and an equal, if not better chance of a deep playoff run with him Evans, & a true franchise qb throwing him the rock.
    __________________________

    What franchise QB are you referring to? Can’t be talking about the walking turnover Jameis Winston.

  26. bonecrushinghits says: Jan 9, 2017 11:03 PM

    for the third time I am not a Pats fan…

    However, I can recognize the dynasty that is the New England Patriots..

    The Dolphins have not made it to the Super Bowl in over 30 years and have not won the Super Bowl in over 40.

    Your franchise will continue to stay irrelevant in the near future. Mediocre play at the QB position is not going to get you over the top,
    take a swim in the pool called “reality” and don’t dare compare yourselves with the Pats.

    For every thumbs down you will lose another game next year.

  27. phinfan84 says: Jan 9, 2017 11:42 PM

    Kinny! Played really well after a slow start but if he gets too expensive I’d go after Torrey Smith for half the price after the 49ers cut him.

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