Miami Dolphins: Can Laurent Robinson Replace Armon Binns?

Richard SantamariaCorrespondent IIJuly 29, 2013

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 20:  Laurent Robinson #81 of the Dallas Cowboys catches a touchdown pass in front of  DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedExField on November 20, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Miami Dolphins lost Armon Binns to ACL and MCL tears on July 28, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.  Binns was considered Miami's No. 4 wide receiver behind Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson.

Not only is Binns out for the season, but The Miami Herald also reported that his likely replacement, Rishard Matthews, is expected to be out several weeks with an undisclosed injury.

This surely opens the door for some other wideout contenders on the roster, but Jeff Ireland has begun to look at free agents as well.

According to, Laurent Robinson will try out for the Dolphins tomorrow, July 30.

Robinson broke out in 2011 with the Dallas Cowboys, accumulating 54 receptions for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.  In contrast, 2012 was a disaster for the Illinois State product, as he made only 24 receptions for 252 yards and did not score as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

After signing a five-year contract for $32.5 million with the Jaguars, four concussions brought Robinson's 2012 campaign to a grinding halt in late November.

In an interview with's Andrea Kremer during February 2013, Robinson admitted that he was still suffering from post-concussion symptoms and avoided daylight.  Robinson was promptly cut by the Jaguars in March.

Robinson has recently tried out for the Detroit Lions, New York Jets and New England Patriots.

There is interest in Robinson, because he is only 28 years old, stands at 6'2", weighs 205 pounds and has blazing speed (4.38 seconds in 40-yard dash).  The Atlanta Falcons drafted Robinson in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Is Robinson potentially a bargain playmaker, or is his tryout a waste of time?