Binns will probably have a good game on Sunday. This will be all the excuse Ireland will need to pass up on a WR in the draft and draft an OL.
The Dolphins still have one game left in the 2012 season, but General Manager Jeff Ireland and coach Joe Philbin have already been making roster moves with 2013 in mind.The Dolphins claimed receiver Armon Binns and cornerback Dimitri Patterson off waivers in the last three weeks – Binns from Cincinnati, Patterson from Cleveland —in part to respond to injuries and in part to give them an extended look. Each has contributed quickly and made the case that he should be invited back.
Binns, undrafted out of the University of Cincinnati in 2011, could provide depth to a receiver corps that has been in flux. At 6-3 and 210 pounds, he is the tallest and heaviest receiver on the roster and a mismatch in the slot.
“This is a blessing just to be here and playing,” said Binns, who had 18 catches for 210 yards in Cincinnati before falling out of favor with the coaches.
“It’s the end of the year and guys are starting to prepare for next season. That’s the business. I take it as an opportunity to audition so I can be back next year.”