The Miami Dolphins have released another wide receiver after releasing Brian Hartline this morning. That receiver is Brandon Gibson, who was released on Friday afternoon.
Gibson came to the Dolphins 2013 to play the slot receiver position but has battled injuries in the past two years. In 2013, he played in seven games and had 30 receptions for 326 yards. In 2014, he played in 14 games and had 51 receptions for 295 yards. His role greatly diminished when Jarvis Landry became the primary slot receiver just a few games into the season.
By releasing Gibson, the Dolphins will incur $1 million dollars in dead money but will save $3.26 million. He was entering the last year of his contract this season.
What's next for the wide receiver corps? Jarvis Landry is a lock to stay and Rishard Matthews will most likely be back with the team. Matt Hazel was on the practice squad last year and will compete for a position on the unit this coming summer. The big question is Mike Wallace and whether or not he will be back with the team. It is widely expected that he will not return either but things can change as Dennis Hickey prefers that the team keeps him while Joe Philbin doesn't want him any longer. Mike Tannebaum will have the final say on this matter but it's not known which way he is leaning.
We'll see where they go from here and whether or not they will target a wide receiver in free agency or the draft.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs