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Forget Nicks or Gordon trade to replace Gibson

The Dolphins placed wide receiver Brandon Gibson on their injury report Monday evening as having missed practice with a knee injury. That's close to correct seeing as Gibson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn patellar tendon in his knee.

So what will the Dolphins do to replace Gibson?

Will they chase big-name talent in the coming hours as Tuesday is the NFL trade deadline?

Well, don't bank on Miami going out and trading for Hakeem Nicks or Josh Gordon, a source told me Monday afternoon.

The Dolphins are going to conduct wide receiver workouts and sign someone at some point. But because the team plays Thursday night against the Bengals, Rishard Matthews will take Gibson's job as the No. 3 receiver.

And the Dolphins may possibly promote Ryan Spadola from the practice squad to the big roster to bring their wide receiver totals to four for this game. Understand that this move is necessary because both Marvin McNutt and Brian Tyms were signed off the Dolphins practice squad in recent weeks.

Spadola was added to the practice squad Oct. 9. So he's had some time to learn most of the Dolphins offense.

It may be time to prove it.