The Miami Dolphins are expected to fill the wide receiver hole(s) created by trading Brandon Marshall, via the draft….or so we thought. This morning, David Canter (NFL Agent), tweeted that his client Legedu Naanee has signed a 1 year contract with the Dolphins. Naanee has been in the NFL for for 5 years and has 107 catches for 1,213 yards and 4 touchdowns in limited roles with the Chargers and Panthers. Last season in Carolina, Naanee caught 44 balls for 467 yards and 1 TD.
Naanee is a bigger receiver, checking in at 6’2″, 220 lbs. While he may be similar in size to Brandon Marshall, he is certainly not the player that Marshall is. His addition creates competition for the Dolphins at the wide receiver position. Although, the Dolphins will almost certainly draft 1 or 2 wide receivers next weekend. No one can really know what to expect from Naanee next season. Heck, there’s a chance he won’t even make the team.
Naanee will likely compete directly with Roberto Wallace (who is freakishly similar to Brandon Marshall from a physical standpoint). If he can come in and contribute, he could be a weapon for the Dolphins in the red zone. This isn’t a flashy signing, but it adds depth and competition to the Dolphins roster.