The Cincinnati Bengals' loss could be the Miami Dolphins' gain. The Dolphins claimed wide receiver Armon Binns after the Bengals released him on Saturday. Binns had four catches for 41 yards against Miami as a Bengal earlier this season, and the Dolphins hope to develop him at a position where they find themselves pretty thin, as Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinal writes.
Binns -- who was also claimed by the New England Patriots, but awarded to Miami due to their worse record -- has a lot to learn about Miami's offense with only three weeks remaining in the season. But he could possibly have that opportunity with injuries to the team's receiving corps, including Davone Bess. Still, that learning will probably have to come on the practice squad. Head coach Joe Philbin likes what he sees:
"He's a guy that we had our eye on [and] thought he might be able to add something to the group and we'll see how that goes," Philbin said.
The Dolphins just hope they have a diamond in the rough in Binns, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound target with sub-4.5 speed. He has 18 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown on the season. Cincy planned on re-signing Binns right after releasing him, but Miami prevented that with their claim. He knows he has a lot to learn in Miami:
"It's a West Coast offense, so it's a lot of the same terminology. Maybe a few techniques are a little bit different, but it shouldn't be too hard to pick up," Binns said. "Different language, different signals. A lot of it is building that memory and getting used to seeing different things, then going out there and executing."