On Saturday, only a day after all the NFL teams limited their rosters 53 players and had to cut or waive everyone else, the Miami Dolphins have been awarded WR Anthony Armstrong from waivers. Armstrong was a member of the Washington Redskins for the past two seasons, and after a strong rookie showing (44 receptions for 871 yards), he only had 7 receptions for 103 yards in 2011, his sophomore season. The Redskins had a lot of quality receivers in their camp this season, and unfortunately for Armstrong, he didn’t make the team. However, fortunately for the Miami Dolphins, they were happy to put in a claim for a player who was a victim of the numbers game and add talent to one of the teams weakest positions, the wide receivers.
After cutting Chad Johnson, the Dolphins were looking paper thin at the receiver position, but adding Armstrong gives the team a vertical threat who is known for being a burner. In 2010, Armstrong averaged 19.8 yards per catch, and that is due to his speed allowing him beat his defender when in a one on one battle. Adding a player who can stretch the field for the Dolphins will do wonders from rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and it will take some of the crowd away from the backs if he is able to re-establish his playmaking skills that he flashed in 2010.