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.