Dolphins WR Jabar Gaffney trying to get on the field

Jonathan Ferrey

NFL veteran wide out has yet to play for Miami despite signing with the team two weeks ago.

Wide receiver Jabar Gaffney was signed by Miami two weeks ago but has yet to see the field in a Dolphins uniform. That's something he hopes changes this week when the Dolphins travel to New York to face the Jets on Sunday, according to a report in the Sun Sentinel.

"I'm not used to not playing, so I'm ready to play,'' Gaffney told the Sun Sentinel. "I need to get out there.''

The 31-year-old has openly said he's been ready to play since arriving in Miami, but the coaching staff has been hesitant to suit him up due to his chemistry with rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and his conditioning.

"I was a little nervous because putting a receiver out there that hadn't been out there with the quarterback, and everybody is coming at Ryan in all different shapes and forms, and I didn't want someone that he wasn't 100 percent sure of what he was going to do all the time,'' offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said. "It's not Gaffney's fault because he just got here. I was a little reluctant on Gaffney. We're going to work with him this week and hopefully get him ready to go [for the Jets].''

Gaffney is coming off a career-best season in which he caught 68 passes for 947 yards and five touchdowns.

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