What might be worse news is that Coach Dave Wannstedt was quoted as saying he would have no trouble going with Travis Minor as the punt returner.
Sorry, Coach, but we have a major problem with Minor being the punt returner.
The reason for going after Lewis was to try to get somebody back there with home-run ability, a guy who was a threat to take it the distance every time.
Minor is a solid, complementary, role player, but he is not explosive. We repeat, he is not explosive. Not in the least.
We don't like him as a kickoff returner, and we certainly don't want to see him returning punts, either.
For the most part, Wannstedt has made sound personnel decisions during his tenure with the Dolphins. But settling for Minor as the punt returner would be a major gaffe.
Let's hope we don't have to find out.