Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/2/13
The Dolphins made a lot of offseason moves that make them look like a contender in 2013, but it’s easy to forget some of the guys who already were on the roster. Wide receiver Armon Binns is a player that may be overlooked now, but turn heads in training camp. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but was cut after training camp. He then signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad in September, 2011. The Bengals cut him to make room for center Kyle Cook, who was emerging from short-term injured reserve. He ended his stint with the Bengals with 18 receptions 210 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. He was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins in December 2012. According to the Sun-Sentinel, he performed extremely well in practice last season that he played the slot for the remainder of the season. There is growing speculation he could challenge free agent pickup Brandon Gibson for playing time. One thing is for sure, he’s caught a lot of eyes including coach Joe Philbin. "I think that's the one thing we've noticed as a staff," Philbin said. "I'm usually the kiss of death, but he is playing faster. He is playing fast, and he is catching it when he gets an opportunity." "We would love to attack the middle of the field in a variety of ways. Sometimes it's easier when you have a bigger body at times cruising through the middle," Philbin said, referring to the 6-foot-3, 209-pound receiver. "If guys have a little bit longer arms, they are a little bigger, then the quarterback has a little extra room. … So that's one of the reasons we wanted to get him in there." Binns adds: "That's been the story of my life, being overlooked," said Binns, who caught 75 balls for 1,101 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns as a senior. "In a way, it is good because it has kept me motivated. I've never had a chance to relax and feel good about myself. I've always been driven to be better and prove to people what I can do. That's the situation I'm in now." "I just want Ryan [Tannehill] and [offensive coordinator] Mike Sherman to know that I'm a guy that can be put in there to make plays, contribute," Binns said. "Put me in the game and take pressure off Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline."
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Lloyd McClendon has all-time meltdown

Drew Bledsoe defends Tom Brady over Deflategate

Did Heat offer Dwyane Wade less than $10 million per season?

David Ortiz brushes aside talk of being 'washed up'

USA Women’s World Cup roster verdict: No excuse not to win

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

UCF had no idea UConn was creating a rivalry trophy

Cam Newton signs five-year, $103M extension with Panthers

Devils introduce new head coach John Hynes

Report: Heat could make a run at Kevin Durant

Goodell denies request to recuse himself from Brady appeal

Dan Marino: Brady one of best QBs ever despite Deflategate

QB Blake Sims misses playing for Alabama

WATCH: Joc Pederson hits longest home run of the season

WATCH: Joey Gallo homers in first career game

Former Mississippi State cheerleader suing ESPN after hit by golf cart

Jackson says Bills plan to give McCoy 300-plus carries

McCoy not happy Perryman played dodgeball while injured

College football playoff schedule for 2015: New Year's Eve?

How the Chicago Blackhawks are thriving in salary cap era

Report: Klay Thompson cleared for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Pettine views latest Manziel incident as a ‘non-story’

Nationals need Taylor to produce in Werth’s absence

UAB football's return great, but bad publicity will last forever

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

USA Women’s World Cup: No excuse not to win

Projecting rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

What Peterson's return means

The Bulls and the culture of fitting in

X-factors for Cavs and Warriors

Pujols: Angels not 'Mike Trout show'

Adrian Peterson returns to Vikings

Chicago Bulls agree to deal with Fred Hoiberg

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

UAB fans celebrate football reinstatement

Sanchez backs off dismissal of Tebow

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.