By Omar Kelly
8:36 AM EDT, September 3, 2012
The Miami Dolphins are working out veteran receiver Jabar Gaffney, and if he receives a favorable report from his physical a team source said "its possible" he could sign before the Sept. 9 season-opener against Houston, his former team.
Disappointed with that the team saw from its receivers during the preseason the Dolphins are looking to reboot the unit, exploring a few veteran receives who recently became unemployed.
Former Redskins receiver Anthony Armstrong, who spent 2009 as a practice squad receiver with the Dolphins, was claimed off the waiver wire on Saturday, and it appears the Dolphins are looking to add one more veteran receiver to the team.
Last week the Dolphins worked out Donte Stallworth and Mike Sims-Walker. Signing Stallworth is still a possibility, but it appears the team favors Gaffney, an 10-year veteran who has caught 443 passes for 5,622 yards and scored 24 touchdowns throughout his career.
Gaffney, 31, has played for Houston, New England, Denver, and Washington during his 10 NFL seasons.
Last year he started all 16 games for the Redskins, catching 68 passes for 947 yards and scoring five touchdowns with Rex Grossman and John Beck as his quarterbacks.
But the former Florida Gators standout has been limited by injuries this summer after suffered a right hip injury during training camp with the Patriots, which released him last week.
Gaffney is familiar with the west coast offense considering that's the scheme he's been utilized in for seven seasons.
The Dolphins receiver unit presently features Davone Bess, Legedu Naanee and Brian Hartline as the front line players. Hartline practiced for the first time in a month on Friday after missing all of training camp and the preseason with a calf injury.
Armstrong, who has been a deep threat throughout his NFL career, could help stretch the field once he learns the offense. The back end of the unit also features Marlon Moore, who is entering his third season with the team, and rookie Rishard Matthews, Miami's 2012 seventh-round pick.
The Dolphins would have to cut or demote someone if another player is signed to the 53-man roster. But it is also possible a player could be played on injured reserve to create room on the roster.
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