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Dolphins work out, could sign Chad Jackson

The Dolphins have just concluded a workout with recently waived receiver Chad Jackson, according to The Herald's Jeff Darlington.

Jackson is awaiting word from the team and his agent whether he will be signed.

Jackson, you might recall, was the former second-round pick of the Patriots in 2006 out of the University of Florida. He obviously fizzled in New England and was not picked up on waivers because no teams wanted to take on his four-year contract.

Jackson has obviously not lived up to his draft pedigree. He has played 14 games in two seasons and caught 13 passes for 152 yards -- despite the fact the Patriots are so pass-happy.

"I think Chad is a good football player and I am sure he will play for somebody," New England coach Bill Belichick said when Jackson was cut. "It wouldn’t surprise me if he played real well. It just didn’t work out here, this year, at this point in time. I don’t know any other way to put it."

Jackson is a specimen. He is 6-1 and 215 pounds and can run like a tropical storm force wind.

The Dolphins, with obvious receiver issues, might want to take him on now that the original contract is no longer an issue. Even if he is signed, Jackson would not play for Miami against the Jets Sunday.

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Best news I've heard all day! The kid is a UF alumn, and I was shocked when Saban (and his preference for SEC players) didn't pick him up. The Patriots loss is finally our gain.

If they sign him, they must like his raw talent (perhaps a 9 route-only decoy? Story in Boston is the kid was too dumb to pick up the Pats O, specifically the WR progressions and reads.

If they sign him, they'd be dropping either Boston or Wilford I would assume.

yikes, not boston, london! LOL

Boston? Are you talking about David Boston? Maybe the cut Clayton who is too old, or Fryar? Or McDuffie? Ingram hasn't been getting it done lately either.

Just messing around mr. shaker

Who the hell is Boston????

Beat the STINKING jets!!!

I think I was reading twyger's comment while I was typing, hence the mistake.

Willi, for what it's worth, I would gladly have any of those guys back on the team!

The comments about old receivers, I have not laughed that hard in a while.

I have been wondering why no team picked up Jackson off waivers. The contract thing makes sense. I would like to see what he could do because he is supposed to have great hands. Also with injuries to other teams and such, would there be any trade interest for Wilford?

Jackson has been a bust so far. The Pats gave him every opportunity to succeed and they're a pass happy team. I wouldn't get too excited about it.

What's a speciMAN? Whatevs... sign 'im. Sign 'im now.

SIGN HIM! SIGN HIM! Maybe we can go 18-1 like the Pat's did in 2007! Then again, why the heck did we let Wes Welker, go??? C'mon Chad! Show us why the Jets were crazy for letting you go and why Bret Farve shouldn't have taken your spot, up in the Garden state!

I wouldn't get too excited either. The Patriots don't make a habit of dumping studs. They admitted a mistake and got rid of him.

whats the point in having a fast receiver if your QB doesnt has too much of a noodle arm to get the ball to him?

Give me someone slow, big and with good hands...Keyshawn, anyone?

wow...sure are a lot of "Chads" hanging around So Fla.

Is it football season, already??? AWSOME! Something to get our minds off the fading Marlins! Wait a minute, I'm from Boston! Home of the 2007 Champion Boston Red Sox and the 2008 Boston Celtics. Not to mention, the once 18-0, New England Patriots! Sorry South Florida, about the loss of Mike Lowell, Josh Becke! One of the best things to happen in Beantown sports, since the Doug Flutie pass at the old Orange Bowl. But, cheer up! Hanley Ramirez will bring you another World Series ring! He was the Red Sox future.

You mean the 18-1 new england patriots??

and who cares about baseball?? this is a football blog!!!

"whats the point in having a fast receiver if your QB doesnt has too much of a noodle arm to get the ball to him?"

That's one hell of a sentence there, jason.

I believe the title to your article is a little misleading or presumptive... I guess you could have added to the title that we COULD sign OJ Simpson and Joe Namath as well.

Sign the guy he was the 1st receiever takin in that draft,,, and would be an upgrade over Derek Hagan,,, I think he could be our 2nd receiver or 3rd

MartinK, how is the title misleading or presumptive? The Dolphins did work Chad Jackson out and could sign him. I haven't heard that we worked out the murderer or Joe Namath.

What happened to Parcells saying he doesn't want any thugs on this team? Jackson fits the bill as an immature dumbass who will never be good until he grows up. I for one hope we don't sign him. I'd rather see Bess out there.

Chad Jackson was the second WR drafted in 2006 in the 2nd round after Santonio Holmes was drafted towards the end of the 1st round. Holmes is a very good WR and Jackson has been a bust. if he was any good the Pats wouldn't have cut him.

Luis, Santonio Holmes was the first reciever taken in the draft that year. And BTW so what if the reciever is the first one taken? Charles Rogers was the first reciever taken right before Andre Johnson, that doesn't mean he was any good.

jackson would be a good fit the patriots play book is complicated as hell and the dolphins new regime has simplified everything for the players. Hes only 23 and still has upside

sean, so you're saying Jackson is stupid? This is his 3rd year and he still couldn't get the Pats playbook down.

The Raiders are also trying so we need 2 move rather quickly , I think he is an upgrade over Hagan.
Not a miracle worker by any means but he has good upside, go get him Tuna !

How's is goin' Mr. Bungle?
'Mando's article slightly irritated me (not helped by me still being at work) because the Sentinal posted their story of us working out Jackson and then I read this article and 'Mando infers that we could sign him... to me, it insinuates some sort of added "scoop" to the story that the Sentinal didn't have. Then I read his article and it says nothing beyond what I had already read.

Martin, I get what you're saying.

Don't waste your time, Florida receivers blow in the NFL. And who are the gonna cut? I doubt they would cut Bess and Carmilio or whatever the hell his name is, is starting this week.

Wow! A UF WR underperforming in the NFL. Whats the chances of that ever happening?

Funny...isn't Chad Jackson who many people thought we might take instead of D. Hagan in that draft.

I wonder what would happen if we draft the rights to Chad Johnson with 1 of our 7th round picks next year? If he ever changes his name back, do we then own his rights?

MartinK, to be fair, Armando posted the blog a good hour or so before the sentinel reported it, however, the sentinel added Sparano's comments implying it was no big deal. I believe Armando used the same kind of headline back in the Quincy Carter work-out.

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"whats the point in having a fast receiver if your QB doesnt has too much of a noodle arm to get the ball to him?"

That's one hell of a sentence there, jason.

Posted by: Mr. Bungle"

I can has cheezburger?

Completely un-related, but I had chinese take-out for lunch and my fortune cookie says, "You can depend on the trust of the collective."

Just had to share that.

Chad Henne has the arm to get the ball deep, and at the combine, Chad was the only receiver to catch every ball that the machines could send his way.(not sure what exercise it was)

it was a typo, Mr Bung-hole. Omit the word "doesnt" and it makes more sense. I guess I assumed that most people that read this forum were smart enough to figure that out.

Apparently it's true what they say happens when you assume.

MIKE HASS, MIKE HASS, MIKE HASS. Come on Phins he has the best hands out there. Guaranteed! Atleast check the guy out.

Calm down, jason. Did I insult you about it? No! I just pointed it out. But you had to resort to insults.

There is a preview you know. I assumed that most people that read this forum were smart enough to figure that out.

Apparently it's true what they say happens when you assume.

MartinK, while it is good you have a job, I think you are a dummy because Armando's article was posted like an hour before the Sentinal's and ProFootballTalk linked to it as a result. So Mando didn't need to break more news. He already broke the news to begin with.

PEOPLE,PEOPLE....LETS GIVE THE GUY A CHANCE. CHAD IS A GREAT PLAYER OTHERWISE HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT THE NFL. IT HAS TAKEN MANY OF PLAYERS TIME TO DEVELOPE. NONE OF US WERE THERE, SO WHO ARE WE TO SAY Y THEY MADE THE DECISION TO RELEASE HIM. CHAD HAS WORKED HARD TO ACHEIVE HIS GOALS(IM SURE) I DONT THINK HE IS DUMB, SLOW, OR ANY OF THE NAMES MANY HAVE CALLED HIM. I THINK HE JUST NEEDS TO BE WITH THE RIGHT CLUB TO BRING OUT HIS FULL POTENTIAL AS A PROFESSION BALL PLAYER. I SAY SIGN HIM!!!!!!!!! HIS HISTORY AS AN OVERALL ATHLETE AND A WR SHOWS THE KID HAS GOT WHAT IT TAKES.

Mr. Bungle,

Pointing something like that out was an obvious attempt to insult me, which is why I did the same.

To be honest with you, I'm not anal enough to "preview" what I write on this forum.

Apparently you aren't nearly as slick as you think are if you can't come up with your own insults and have to resort to using the insults being thrown at you...."i know you are but what am I".

VERY intelligent.

Are you going to tell me that you are rubber and I am glue next?

Pointing something like that out was an obvious attempt to insult me, which is why I did the same.

To be honest with you, I'm not anal enough to "preview" what I write on this forum.

Apparently you aren't nearly as slick as you think are if you can't come up with your own insults and have to resort to using the insults being thrown at you...."i know you are but what am I".

VERY intelligent.

Are you going to tell me that you are rubber and I am glue next?

??????- nice all caps. Way to kill my eyes. But seriously, what you say is partially true, however, his "history" as a player is half productive, in college, and half un-productive in the NFL. Since we are talking about the NFL here, you know which "history" most NFL personnel would care about.

It might be worth signing him if he can produce after being released by the Pats. I still cant figure out why we let go of Wes Welker, huge mistake (still pisses me off).

BCB, we didn't let go of Wes Welker. He was a restricted free agent and the Pats offered him a deal we couldn't match.

ALL CAPS just increases the possibility that no one will read what you're saying.

Thank you Mr Bungle, I stand corrected and thought Welker was released. I wish we could have matched or paid a bit more to keep him as a Dolphin but thats the past, I hope Ginn can step up and become a #1 receiver.

??????- nice all caps. Way to kill my eyes. But seriously, what you say is partially true, however, his "history" as a player is half productive, in college, and half un-productive in the NFL. Since we are talking about the NFL here, you know which "history" most NFL personnel would care about.

YOUR WELCOME!!!! AND SERIOUSLY IF WE R LOOKING AT HISTORY. BRADY AND MANY OTHERS DIDNT BECOME GREAT OVERNITE "HISTORY". SO "SERIOUSLY" ALL IM SAYING IS "HIS-TORY" SHOWS CHAD DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO GREAT THINGS IN THE LEAGUE. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. HE IS STILL ABLE TO MAKE PLAYS. AND IF YOU WATCHED THE GAMES CHAD MADE GOOD PLAYS THAT LEAD TO 1ST DOWNS AND GOT SOME OF THOSE TD'S. SURE HE MAY HAVE NOT LIVED UP TO THE MEDIA/FAN HYPE OF WHAT PEOPLE XPECTED, BUT HE DID MAKE PLAYS.... WHEN GIVEN THE "RARE" CHANCE TO GET ON THE FIELD. WE DONT LEARN HOW TO GRASP ANY SITUATION BY DEALING WITH IT FROM TIME TO TIME, AND I THINK THATS WHERE THE PROBLEM CAME. NOT GIVING HIM THE OPP TO GET BACK IN THERE AFTER A MISTAKE ON THE PLAY SO HE COULD LEARN FROM IT. IM SURE THAT WOULD BE FRUSTRATING TO ANYONE. SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE HANDS ON, MAYBE LEARNING THE PLAYBOOK WASNT ENOUGH.

YOU HAVE TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR TO KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IT, THE DRIVERS MANUAL IS NOT GOING TO TEACH YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW. AND SOMETIMES YOU MAY FIND THAT, THAT JUST ISNT THE CAR FOR YOU.

Maybe he could legaly change his name to Chad Johnson now that it is available...

??????? - ???????

Johnny D, you're about the 47th person to say that today.

Just as I predicted. You're welcome.

FLPD,
I wasn't trying to claim that 'Mando posted his article after anyone else. My point was that the title, to me, implied that there was more to the story than us just working out Jackson. I just happened to read the Sun article first. Then I go to the Herald and see 'Mando's article and say "Hey, I guess there's something brewing there." I read the article, which is what Armando wants to happen... No big deal, I just think the title was misleading. And I'm fine with Armando speculating and predicting - I encourage it. But there just wasn't any merit to say we may sign Jackson other than to get our attention.

Honestly, Marty, you are the only one who saw it that way. Sorry, but you are wrong.

MMMM Chicken

Says which?

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