Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s well-known the Miami Dolphins are in the market for wide receivers during the offseason. With free agency quickly approaching, one player who is very familiar with Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin’s offense is taking steps that make it look like he may be available soon.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has put his Wisconsin home up for sale. Jennings played out the final year of his contract with Green Bay last season and has indicated he is more than likely done with the Packers.
The Miami Dolphins need wide receiver help and even though Jennings is 29-years-old and battled injuries the last few years, for a good price, he’d give Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill a reliable set of hands who already knows the offense.
Philbin was the Packers’ offensive coordinator in Green Bay before coming to the Dolphins.
Jennings had more than 1,000 yards receiving from 2008-2010, but his play tailed off the last two seasons due to injuries. Last year, Jennings started just five games and overall played in just half of the Packers’ game.
If the Dolphins don’t go after Jennings, there’s still a dearth of quality wide receivers available both in the NFL Draft and in free agency. The top free agent receivers besides Jennings include: Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, Wes Welker, and Brian Hartline.
The Fins have tens of millions of dollars in salary cap space this year, so making a run at any of those receivers is not out of the question when free agency hits in a few weeks.