Miami Dolphins’ Free Agent Wide Receiver Options

Jul 25, 2019; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) runs with the ball during drills on day one of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins currently have two open spots on the roster. In the NFL Draft and undrafted free agents, the Miami Dolphins signed a lot of overall depth, but they could still add some current wide receiver depth. Here are three wide receiver options the Dolphins could add to the roster. 

Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson has been in the NFL since 2014 and has played for two teams, the Seahawks and Redskins. Since joining the Redskins, Richardson has dealt with shoulder and hamstring injuries. He did not do the best last season as a receiver, but with Dwayne Haskins as his quarterback last season, it was difficult. Richardson caught 28 receptions for 245 receiving yards and two touchdowns, on a catch percentage of 66.7%. Out of the remaining free-agent receivers, Richardson has one of the higher catch percentages. He would be coming off the bench for the Dolphins, which would lower his injury chance, and he will be able to catch the ball two out of three times. Overall, this would be a valuable pick up for the Dolphins, and he will only get a one year deal to prove himself to Brian Flores. 

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Oct 1, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy (14) reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Hardy

Justin Hardy is another veteran receiver who has been in the NFL since 2015 and has played for the Falcons his whole career. He was mainly a bench receiver for the Falcons because he only started one game. The Dolphins don’t need starting-caliber receivers on the offense. They lack depth. Hardy received 19 receptions, 195 receiving yards, and a catch percentage of 73.1%. Again, this was one of the highest catch percentages out of the remaining wide receiver free agents. Hardy has not missed a single game since his rookie season. He would be a fantastic depth receiver. Overall, Hardy would be a perfect fourth or fifth receiver to sign to a one year deal and add depth on the team. 

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Nov 24, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Malik Turner (17) celebrate their 33 yard touchdown during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Malik Turner

Malik Turner was an undrafted free agent in 2018 when he was picked up by the Seahawks. The Seahawks did not resign Turner this year, so he is now a free agent. Turner is only 23 years old so he could become an even better receiver in the NFL. He was a good depth receiver for the Seahawks last season and had a good season for a backup. Turner received 15 receptions, 245 receiving yards, one touchdown, and a catch percentage of 68.2%. He could be another key player that will be able to come off the bench and be a reliable pass catcher. Injuries caused him to have a disappointing rookie season, but he has begun to flourish as a receiver ever since. Overall, this would be a low risk, high reward move made by the Dolphins, which could result in a potential long term receiver. 

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