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Dolphins to work out Laurent Robinson

The Dolphins were very interested in Laurent Robinson last offseason until the Jacksonville Jaguars swooped in and signed the receiver coming off an 11-TD season to a $32.5 million deal. That didn't go well because Robinson suffered from concussion issues in Jacksonville and was eventually cut.

Well, with the Dolphins needing wide receiver help and Robinson still available it is apparently time to revisit the idea.

Robinson will be in South Florida and will work out for the team by tommorrow, according to The Herald's Barry Jackson who broke the story on twitter. Follow him!

It's likely the Dolphins will be looking at other WRs as well after losing Armon Binns to a catastrophic knee injury on Sunday. Binns reportedly blew out his ACL and MCL during practice.

Robinson has been making the rounds on workouts. He visited New England, Detroit and the Jets and didn't sign with any of them.

The concussion limited Robinson to seven games and 24 catches a season ago. But he had a monster season for Dallas in 2011 when he caught 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 TDs. That performance obviously made him a free agent prize.

Now he's hoping to land a job with a team that has already signed several free agent wide receiver prizes -- Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson -- this offseason.

Other names on the receiver free agent market include Austin Collie, Randy Moss, Chad Johnson, Early Doucet, perhaps Donald Driver and Steve Breaston.

Don't bank on Johnson or Moss being in the mix, however. They simply don't fit Joe Philbin's style, as we already saw with Johnson last year.

"We're always looking to improve from within or without," Philbin said today. "We're not afraid as an organization to improve the ballclub at any position."

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oscar,
There are a lot of people named Rodriguez here in Miami.
It does not matter which one is silent because they are all silent.
How can the police take an Hispanic person into custody and not even show up for the probable cause hearing?
Why is no one joining me in protesting this violation of human rights?

What about last years pre season star that players nicknamed 7-11 because he
was always open.I think his name Chris Hogan, not sure but the dolphins liked
him enough to put him on the practice squad. In a 4 WR set a guy like that should
easily get open against LB and DB. Is he in camp?


Good hands, REALLY Good at creating space........?

Sounds like he could be MORE than just a Blocker-LOL!

Posted by: odinseye | July 29, 2013 at 03:42 PM

After we drafted you posted about him given you saw him at MSU and I researched and came away impressed. Seems would have been a much higher pick if not for ugly theft ring scandal. Scout report says he can get up after the ball in traffic and create space for himself. Also that he has great route running recognition, everything I read tells me he should emerge. I'll tell you partner you've been 3 for 3 on your sleepers lately given you wereon Samuda and Shelby (who I didn't think could crack our DL) last Season so I give attention to the under radar guys you key on.

I'm not too worried about the WR position now as long as our top three can stay healthy. Robinson would be decent insurance but not absolutely necessary. With the emergence of Dion Sims our TE position is looking stronger. If Egnew keeps making progress they can put Keller in one of the slots if they use the 4wr set. He did the same thing with the Jets. Egnew could come in but he's the IF. If he keeps making progress I'll be more comfortable. Losing Binns does suck though, moving on.

Phins78 | July 29, 2013 at 03:54 PM

Agree 110% more or less the point I waas trying to make earlier, talk about a non-story. We have a full on Scrimmage in pads today and no post on what Pos. battles to key on. I guess I'll go somewere else for the kind of info. that should really be of interest to the fans given were already moving into August with the Season just a hick-up away.

Zader, Hogan is with the Bills now.


Zader, Hogan is with the Bills now.

Posted by: Phins78 | July 29, 2013 at 04:03 PM

I can't believe it a BIG loss either given the lousy WR Corp we went with and he couldn't get active late in the Yr. with team signing guys off the street, NO STORY!

fin4, no offense but you fall for every troll looking for a sucker to respond.

fin4life August is almost here and we are getting closer to football! Can't wait. And I expect the Phins to be improved so instead of watching the games on a bad screen on the web I need to find a place with the Sunday ticket. Need that high def now

Losing Binns does suck though, moving on.

Posted by: Phins78 | July 29, 2013 at 03:54 PM


Oh yes, we lost a UDFA cut by the Jags, huge deal there pal.

Besides didn't anybody watch HARDKNOCKS guy got nickname from Dan Carpenter in an episode to fill air time were they also discussed that T.E. who ran a 4.3 but couldn't play a lick, LMAO! At anybody who took that seriously!


Oh yes, we lost a UDFA cut by the Jags, huge deal there pal.

Posted by: Guppy Gossip | July 29, 2013 at 04:07 PM

We got him off Jax trash heap and he blew out ACL/MCL over the weekend Guppy! By the way our WR's were so BAD last Yr. that even the Jags fielded a better group with Blackmon, Cecil Shorts an Jordan Shipley.

I'm trying to find out when the Bills signed him but I'm not seeing it. I guess once you're on the practice squad any team can sign you as long as you're signed to the squad.

He had a great start to the camp but if I remember correctly he kind of trailed off at the end and was being handled in the slot by lbers. He may have had an undisclosed minor injury. It's too bad.

Binns may have cut by the Jags but before that he was cut by Cincy.
Binns/Gates/moore/Ankle-weights: They are all the same player.

My wife and Kids love there AT&T Uverse but I think I'm going to put Direct TV in my bedroom and leave them Uverse in the living room and other bedrooms for their viewing (compromise is key) We'll see how the wife feels given the extra payment but like you got sick of watching not just Fins but game I wanted on EU First row on my Computer.

oscar,
It does not matter who is Rodriguez.
It does not matter who is DeJesus.
It does not matter who is Tejeiro.

What does matter is that there is an Hispanic man in prison in America that has been falsely accused and no one besides me is trying to do anything to correct this injustice.

Manliness matters.
Justice matters.
Who is Rodriguez does not matter.

fin4life that was a perfect example of what I was talking about last night.

The post you answered was not worth answering. The guy is looking to put someone down or get a rise. He is here commenting on other posters thoughts instead of adding his own or at the very least disagreeing and then intelligently debating like an adult. That means he's useless to the blog and should be ignored.

When we answer the post we validate what they're doing and make it fun for them to come back. We ALL have to get on board and start ignoring this behaviour.

Phins78 | July 29, 2013 at 04:12 PM

Correct you can sign anybody off the practice squad same rules as PLAN-B FA back in the day. They call it poaching another teams P.S.

f4life, I need to find a better carrier. Time Warner only offers NFL network. Time Warner is the worst!

Yeah I thought that was the case. I think we're going to start seeing more teams finally signing our discards and practice squaders now. Hopefully the nfl landscape is finally changing again and the Phins can work their way up the ladder.

I'm expecting 9-7 this year. I called 7-9 right on the money last season, I'm hoping I can be right again because it doesn't happen often. Haha

P-78,

What post are you refering to? I like you will look to ignore the BS trolling? Was it on last blog about AH? If so your right and by the way, YES IT'S AUGUST! Your thoughts on what competition you'll be looking out for today given Mando apparently doesn't have a clue or refuses to post about it?

I have to take off for a bit but will check back later. Have a great day fin4life.

ATT U Verse is 50X better than comcast, best decesion Ive made. BTW Egnew will be cut, not sure why many of you are high on him.


f4life, I need to find a better carrier. Time Warner only offers NFL network. Time Warner is the worst!

Posted by: Phins78 | July 29, 2013 at 04:20 PM

I go with Uverse because AT&T offers unlimited phone and Internet in package but they don't offer the Sunday ticket either. As a matter of fact Direct-TV has the monopoly given EXCLUSIVITY contract with NFL. So forget XFINITY or any other server if you want the Sunday Ticket, it's why I'm going to compromise Direct-TV for my Bedroom although I know I'll have to deal with argument about seperate cable in house adding another bill.

I love direct TV... But because I have it, I buy a season for almost every friggin sport...

What was Binns the fifth receiver? I am not sure but we will have a good receiving core this Year, what is Mathews the fourth then? Why not try the big rookie Sims down the seam, we should be fine and this will be an exciting year, too bad the schedule makers gave it to us again though. Doesn't matter we will prevail go FINS


ATT U Verse is 50X better than comcast, best decesion Ive made. BTW Egnew will be cut, not sure why many of you are high on him.

Posted by: Truth | July 29, 2013 at 04:27 PM

Agreed! For $200 you get every channel, unlimmited phone in U.S. and Canada plus Internet but no Direct NFL Package. I think League made BAD deal giving it exclusively to Direct-TV unless they have a financial stake? On 2nd thought I wonder if one of the League owners also owns Direct-TV??

Fin4 before I go I was referring to the post at 4:07. Completely condescending. No biggy but he wasn't here to hear your ideas. He wanted to put me down and get a rise, he didn't care about what happened or why. He is also not a fan, if he was he would realize that Binns has been tearing it up and has even been looking better and making more plays than Wallace, partly because of Grimes covering Wallace and because Tannehill is already comfortable with Binns from their work together at the end of last year.

Either way he was still playing against some very good dbs and LBers and was our leading td grabbing wr in camp. Big loss, but like I said if our guys stay healthy we will be fine. Big IF.

But yeah, obviously a troll.

Poizen,

I hadn't seen you around in a while man, whats up! Your thoughts on competition in todays scrimmage?

I guess I'm not leaving yet, lol. ScottB, Binns had worked his way up to 4th wr on the unofficial depth chart and was pushing Gibson for playing time in the slot (3wr set). And he's a huge target that Tannehill and Moore were using a lot down the middle and in the end zone. He was out jumping double teams and coming down with the ball. Consistently getting better, oh well.

I'll be back, peace.

Hey fin, I have not been posting as much, Had a health scare with the wife, but just got news that things are looking up. I am concerned about the o-line. I do not have a good feeling about the talent level as a whole vs the competuition we are going to face. I also have heard that Wallace has not shown the blazing speed and that the humidity seems to be gassing him often. UGH if that is true. Beyond that. I like Tanny's poise, I like our RB's, just wish we had a Vet backup somewhere. to many injury ?? there. How have you been?


He was out jumping double teams and coming down with the ball. Consistently getting better, oh well.

Posted by: Phins78 | July 29, 2013 at 04:38 PM

Yeah had been one of the Camp stories thus far, Ohh well!

I would just start every formation as a 4 wide set with Keller as that 4th WR. Then you can put him into motion and line him up at TE,FB and trips on the other side.

Woodshed,
Good thinking on the 4 WR sets with Keller in motion.
No DC will figure that out!

oscar,
There are a lot of people named Rodriguez here in Miami.
It does not matter which one is silent because they are all silent.
How can the police take an Hispanic person into custody and not even show up for the probable cause hearing?
Why is no one joining me in protesting this violation of human rights?

Posted by: Rodriguez | July 29, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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ETF,

You forgot to change your sign in name.

Just so you know.........

Your Welcome ;)

Poizen,

All the best to your wife, at the end of the day Family is everything at least for me! I'm not quit as concerned about the OL as some others. I feel Martin will force more of the traditional WC attacck in the coming Season at least early until he proves he can hold his own out on that Island Vs. the bull rushing DE's which was his glaring weakness last Yr. on the right side but followed his Off-Season and he actually worked out pulling tractor trailors in Cali also it's said he is very cerebral player who doesn't get beat by same moves to often (although that was the book in College NFL is a VERY DIFFERENT story)

In the interior I feel we will be better look Cogs is a mauler but very slow pulling and his inability to get back on inside blitz caused more sacks than some o here apparently know. If rookie Thomas can win job with his better athleticism then were better for it. Also Louis will compete at RG week after HOF game and if healthy we will be able to run off RT which was a weakness for Yrs. now.

Wallace and Tannehill connected yesterday for 2 long pass plays when we emphasised it in practice Vs. Grimes (HUGE) We've been working on alot of short crossing routes (WC System) atCamps onset. The D looks phenominal, all points upwards if Tannehill can take some stes forward. By the way I've been good and the family healthy so no worries thanks for asking!

Quick hit and run here. I'm so sick of hearing this.

"It won’t help that Tannehill could be playing behind a patchwork offensive line that struggles, and running game that’s unproven, but Tannehill has to show signs he can get it done with minimal help."

Okay, fair enough, fine. But in that case DO NOT complain about short and intermediate passes and passes to the backs (in the backfield). If for some reason the o-line doesn't get better at pass blocking and picking up blitzes the ONLY way Tannehill can "get it done" is by adjusting game plans and throwing short passes. That means getting the ball out as quick as possible.

But in this same article the reporter suggests they HAVE to hit long passes to succeed. He contradicts his own opinion in a story he MUST have read over a few times. Some of these guys aren't too bright when it comes to football. And they're breeding a new version of ignorant fan called the Stuperfan.

Woodshed,
Good thinking on the 4 WR sets with Keller in motion.
No DC will figure that out!

Posted by: ExposingThe Fraud | July 29, 2013 at 04:52 PM

Thank you good sir. I'm a huge fan of your post so the compliment means a lot to me!

Please do continue to keep us all well informed on the Hernandez case.

Woodshed I like the formation and you are right, great thought. The Jets used it pretty well with Sanchez.

Good to hear fins. I am super excited about the season. Trying to tame my expectations liveing in MA. The Pats are having issues, so their fans are trying to talk even more... :) I just listen and keep my mouth shut hoping that the Fins can make that jump.

I like Verson a lot on the D-line, but he is not close to lite at this point. He seems to be tearing Martin up most of the time, so that concerns me a bit. RB, OL, are my big question mark at this point. If they turn out to be solid it will be an incredible season.

Phins78 | July 29, 2013 at 05:08 PM

I think it's not so much a matter of contradicting himself but looking for discussion to get the hits rolling on the blog, in all honesty I believe he or someone he knows trolls here for the same reason, JMHO!

Fasting?


RB, OL, are my big question mark at this point. If they turn out to be solid it will be an incredible season.

Posted by: Poizen | July 29, 2013 at 05:15 PM

A BIG KEY to the Season if for nothing else than helping ease the pressure on Tannehill. I like what I hear so far from Ryan during T.C. but am not such a dillusional homer that I think he can carry the team anywhere, so your right a BIG KEY to the Season will be the run game I'm just super high on Miller after watching at the U break away on some loooong runs plus tougher between the Tackles than Bush and hits the hole with authority of initial cut.


Why is no one joining me in protesting this violation of human rights?

Posted by: Rodriguez | July 29, 2013 at 03:46 PM
================================================

ETF,

You forgot to change your sign in name.

Just so you know.........

Your Welcome ;)

Posted by: odinseye | July 29, 2013 at 04:54 PM

LOL!!


Agreed, I am super high on miller also. However like most offensive players from the U, injuries are a BIG DEAL. So I am just tainted, I feel like he is going to get hurt some way some how, then DT comes in and gets concussed. Tehn we have a rookie from Florida, thigpen or Grat... Yikes... Hopefully none of that happens though. Be back tomorrow, good talking again.

** Thigpen and Gray***

Are we still allowed to rummage through the Cowboys trash pile?

Odin/fin4life/Phins78/Mark In Toronto,
Thank you for being 4 seperate people and not person posting under different names.

I guess I should express the same gratitude to Aloco/oscar canosa/Dashi/Kris.

If not for injury that erased any 2012 contribution I feel Jonas Grey would have been drafted. I think he's a sleeper on this team which could push Gillislee to PS or worse. Compact 4.5 runner with 220 Pds on him although more of a short yardage guy in College behind Theo Riddick (who I liked especially in lower Rds)

Jonas Grey is pushing Gilligan out to the PS?
Dude where are you getting this from?


Bring back greg camarillo!

Posted by: Josh | July 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Hey maybe we should give Hank Baskett a work out must be desperate to get any payday. Isn't trailor park trash wife pregnant again spending like drunken sailor? If not he may need to send her to go blow Hef again.

ETF,

I think outside of Miller, DT and Thigpen nothing is set in stone at RB. I clearly said I feel Grey could be a sleeper and since pads came on Gillislee has vanished into the witness protection program, so we'll see in the Pre-Season. I will tell you Grey was a good short yardage guy at N.D. which is what were looking for given Thigpen has the speed and dual ability to catch and play ST's which I think make him a lock at least in 2013. Heck we may cut them both and keep extra OL or WR before keeping more than 3 RB's on team given the O were looking to run.

"If Tony Soprano were the HC he'd make Tanne the 4th WR and have Moore come in a few times a game to take some snaps.

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | July 29, 2013 at 02:08 PM

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Ha, might acually be the 1st good move he'd make, or at least the best of the worst.

I wonder why teams don't go after a few Canadian league receivers. Obviously, it has to be a FA guy, but like Wake, there could be a real talent there.
Sorry, guess I'm grasping for straws. Week 3-4 cut-downs might bring us a better, healthier player, and would give the Fins 3 more weeks to evaluate what they already have.

Sure would be nice to have Ryan Swope right now. But instead we have a kicker who we could have had as an undrafted free agent.

The Rams got rid of him for the same reason.Always injured

whoever we get...do NOT give him the #19 jersey....BURN IT.

DC Dolphan is on crack. "The Dolphins haven't done anything this offseason that is remotely close to the last four years. Ummm yeah they have, Ireland and his m.o. are at work again...and his m.o. failed the last time.
Ignore offensive skill position players in the draft, instead use free agency/trades.
Before : Earnst Wilford, Brandon Marshall.
Now (with cap room afforded by two losing seasons of teams that were underfunded) Gibson, Wallace.
Double down on cb's in the draft.
Before : Sean Smith, Vontae Davis.
Now : 2nd and 3rd round scrubs.
Double down on free agent lb's.
Before : Dansby, I forget the other guy, he was mediocre, same as the rest of Ireland's best players who aren't complete busts.
Now, Wheeler, Ellerbe.
Ireland's blueprint is a joke.
It's a joke that he's getting a second chance to attempt his nonsensical approach.
It didn't work the first time.
It won't work this time either.
With a focus on having a speed running back (Walter Peyton, Lamar Miller), a speed wide receiver (Willie Gault, Mike Wallace), D-Line and cornerbacks. Ireland wants to build the 85' Bears. A team that was very similar to the 86' Giants. That's why him and Parcells were able to work together. The NFL is quite different now. The Dolphins have gone from one dinosaur (Parcells) to another. The NFL's positions of importance now are QB, WR, CB and FS. Phins are a national joke with their gay new logo. They will never win anything with this ownership or management...or their gay new logo.

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