The Patriots are reportedly signing free agent wide receiver Brandon Gibson to a one-year deal, worth $825,000, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Gibson, who was cut last month by the Dolphins, played in 21 games over two seasons with Miami, with his first year cut short by injury. He totaled 59 catches for 621 yards and four touchdowns.
The Dolphins have released wide receiver Brandon Gibson, the team announced Friday. Gibson was entering the final year of his three-year contract, but played in just 21 of a possible 32 games for Miami. He totaled 59 catches for 621 yards and four touchdowns.
The Dolphins will save $3.2 million in cap space for 2015 by cutting Gibson, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The Dolphins have told people that there will be some turnover at the wide receiver position, leaving the fate of Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson up in the air, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Miami has talked to Wallace's camp about the idea of taking a paycut next season. According to Jackson, a resolution won't likely come until his $3 million of his salary becomes guaranteed on March 15. Wallace had 67 catches for 862 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, but he was benched in the final game after reportedly getting in a halftime argument with team personnel. He will count $12.1 million against the salary cap next season.
Hartline signed a five-year, $30.775 million contract in 2013. His current cap number for 2015 is $7.3 million. He is coming off a disappointing season where he caught only 39 passes for 474 yards and two scores. Gibson's cap number for 2015 is $4.3 million. Both Hartline and Gibson have not been told what Miami plans to do with them.
The Dolphins received contributions from several pass-catchers during Sunday's loss to the Patriots in Week 15.
Tight end Charles Clay finished as the team's third-leading receiver on the day, hauling in six of seven passes thrown in his direction for 59 yards. Backup tight end Dion Sims and was targeted once and held without a grab.
Meanwhile, Brandon Gibson and Rishard Matthews combined for five catches for 45 yards. Gibson caught three for 29 yards, while Matthews came down with two grabs for 16 yards. Brian Hartline was targeted twice and held without a grab.
The Dolphins have thrown the ball the 12th most times in the league this season, but haven't really focused on any one receiver enough for Fantasy owners to rely on them, an that looks like it will remain true down the stretch.
In Week 13 against the Jets Monday, Jarvis Landry once again led the team in receptions, with eight, however, he had just 68 yards to show for it. That was one fewer yard than Mike Wallace had on six catches, as both were targeted 11 times in the game. Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline had just 17 and 9 yards respectively, in the win.
The Dolphins like the spread the ball around, and don't really have a traditional No. 1 receiver as a result. Entering Week 13, Wallace had played just 74.3 percent of the team's offense snaps, while Hartline led the way with 80.3 percent and Landry and Gibson came in at 58.7 and 41.4 percent. On any given week, any one of these four receivers can find the end zone or rack up decent yardage totals, but it's awfully hard to rely on any of them with the Fantasy playoffs looming.
The Dolphins got several offensive contributions in their Week 13 win over the Jets. Among them, wideout Brandon Gibson caught two passes for 17 yards, while running back Daniel Thomas had a 5-yard carry and a 3-yard reception.
They'll play the Ravens in Week 14.
The Dolphins backup pass catchers did little Thursday against the Bills.
Running back Damien Williams hauled in two passes, gaining 38 yards. Tight end Charles Clay managed five catches, but only gained 31 yards during the contest. Brandon Gibson had a mostly quiet game, finishing with just 13 yards, but one of his catches was a 7 yard touchdown. Dion Sims also caught two passes for 11 yards.
They'll take on the Broncos Week 12.
Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson and Rishard Matthews were barely factors in Miami's 20-16 defeat to Detroit in Week 10.
All three combined for four catches for 35 yards. Hartline had the most underwhelming performance of the three, and was limited to only one grab for 1 yard. Gibson caught all two of his targets for 20 yards, and Mathews caught his lone target for a gain of 14 yards.
The Dolphins will host the Bills in Week 11.
The Dolphins enter Week 8 at Jacksonville relatively healthy despite having 14 players on the final injury report for Sunday's game.
Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) was the only player that was unable to practice all week. He's been ruled doubtful for the game. Samson Satele (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice all week and was labeled questionable.
Meanwhile, Branden Albert (elbow), Charles Clay (knee), John Denney (knee), Cortland Finnegan (neck), Brandon Gibson (hamstring), Brian Hartline (finger), Lamar Miller (knee), Koa Misi (ankle), Shelley Smith (knee), Ryan Tannehill (ankle), Dallas Thomas (shoulder) and Philip Wheeler (shoulder, thumb) were all deemed probable.
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Dolphins Week 7 at Chicago: Brandon Gibson, Jimmy Wilson, Shelley Smith, Jason Fox, Anthony Johnson, Billy Turner and Gator Hoskins.
The Dolphins are in fine shape for their Week 7 game at Chicago. Nearly all the players on their Friday injury report are probable.
The exceptions are wide receiver Brandon Gibson (hamstring), who is doubtful, and cornerback Cortland Finnegan (neck) and guard Shelley Smith (knee), who are questionable.
The offensive probables are tackle Branden Albert (shoulder), tight end Charles Clay (knee), running back Lamar Miller (foot), center Samson Satele (fibula) and wideout Mike Wallace (foot).
The defensive probables are linebackers Jelani Jenkins (abdomen), Koa Misi (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (shoulder) and tackles Anthony Johnson (shoulder) and Randy Starks (back).
Dolphins wideout Brandon Gibson, who missed the loss to the Packers with a hamstring injury, practiced Tuesday, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Gibson has seven catches for 65 yards in four games.
The following players on the injury report were officially ruled active for the Dolphins Week 6 against the Packers: Brandon Gibson, Daniel Thomas, Deandre Coleman, Shelley Smith, Jason Fox, Billy Turner and Gator Hoskins.
Dolphins wideout Brandon Gibson is doubtful Week 6 against the Packers.
Gibson is dealing with a hamstring injury. He did not practice Wednesday, but was able to get in limited work both Thursday and Friday.
Dolphins wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Brandon Gibson each received a healthy dose of targets in a convincing Week 4 win over the Raiders in London.
Landry, however, outperformed Gibson, caught all four of his targets, including a screen pass that went for a gain of 15 yards on the opening drive of the game. He finished 38 receiving yards. He also muffed a punt in the second quarter, his second in as many weeks.
Gibson was also targeted four times, but only caught half of the pass thrown his way. He caught a 9-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill on the opening play of the game. Gibson caught a 17-yard pass in the second quarter and was held without a grab in the second half. He finished with 26 receiving yards in a 38-14 victory.
The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Dolphins in London against the Raiders in Week 4: Walt Aikens (hand), Charles Clay (knee), Terrence Fede (knee), Cortland Finnegan (neck), Jonathan Freeny (ankle), Brandon Gibson (groin), Anthony Johnson (shoulder), Mike Wallace (hamstring), Philip Wheeler (thumb), Jimmy Wilson (tooth) and Jelani Jenkins (abdomen).
Dolphins receivers Jarvis Landry, Brandon Gibson and Rishard Matthews all failed to make much of an impact in a Week 3 loss at home to the Chiefs.
Landry outperformed Gibson was heavily targeted as the team's third receiver on the afternoon. He caught four of the seven passes thrown his way for 24 yards. Three of his four receptions came in the first half. Gibson was targeted four times but finished the day with only one grab for a gain of 4 yards.
Matthews caught a short pass for a gain of 13 yards late in the fourth quarter for his only catch and target of a 34-15 defeat.
Dolphins receivers Brandon Gibson and Jarvis Landry were mostly held in check in Week 2, in a 29-10 loss to the Bills.
Landry impressed after being held without a catch in his NFL debut a week ago, finishing second on the team with five catches for 49 yards. Unfortunately, he also lost a fumble in the game, when he muffed a punt in the fourth quarter.
Gibson took a backseat for the second game in a row, hauling in just three passes for 27 yards in the loss. Bother players will look for more success when the Dolphins take on the Chiefs in Week 3.
The Dolphins got little production from their wide receiver depth in Week 1 against the Patriots, a 33-20 win Sunday.
Brandon Gibson was targeted just once in his first game since suffering a season-ending knee injury last October, and caught it for 9 yards. No. 4 receiver Jarvis Landry was also targeted just once, but failed to bring it in.
The Dolphins face the Bills in Week 2.
Dolphins receiver Brandon Gibson started his preseason campaign on a high note Friday night against the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
Gibson, who had last season cut short due to a torn patellar tendon, got the start because of injuries to Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline. He worked with the first-team offense on the opening drive, which ended on a 6-yard touchdown reception. He caught all two of his targeted passes for 14 yards and a touchdown.