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Dolphins WR Legedu Naanee talks about his struggles

Despite his recent struggles, wide receiver Legedu Naanee says he's just concerned with making plays for the Miami Dolphins.

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The Miami Dolphins don't have a lot of playmakers. Plus, they have a rookie quarterback in Ryan Tannehill and a team with not much identity. That's why wide receiver Legedu Naanee seemed perfect for the Dolphins in training camp when he went from being just another guy on the roster to a starting receiver.

But his role has since diminished. He's no longer a starter, and when he's targeted, not much good comes of it. Naanee has been the target of a pair of Tannehill interceptions, and then there's his fumble in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

"When it's your first catch you want to get the ball and make a positive play and build on that, not take away from it by fumbling," Naanee told the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Miami ended up losing to Arizona in overtime, 24-21. At this point Naanee is just trying to become a viable part of the Dolphins' offense.

"I'm trying to make the plays that come to me and that one came to me and I didn't finish it right," Naanee said. "That's really all I'm concerned with, finishing right, contributing to the team. I'm not focused on anything else."

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