THE DAILY TAKE

The Daily Take will be posted every weekday at 3 p.m. and will offer our opinion on a pertinent topic involving the Dolphins. Today we discuss the addition of Charlie Rogers.

Charlie Rogers has seen his numbers go down the last couple of years, but he showed in his first two seasons in the NFL he has the ability to be an explosive kick returner.

The Dolphins saw that first-hand when Rogers returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Miami's playoff game at Seattle following the 1999 season.

That's why it was a great move for the Dolphins when they came to terms with Rogers, who was an unrestricted free agent after spending last season with Buffalo.

The Dolphins are hoping Rogers can regain the explosiveness that made it him one of the best special teams weapons in the AFC in his first two seasons.

At the very least, Rogers should bring more big-play ability than anybody the Dolphins had on the roster, whether it be Travis Minor on kickoff returns or Brock Marion on punt returns.

Albert Johnson showed glimpses of big-play potential last preseason, but he struggled early in the season before blowing out his knee for the second straight year.

Johnson has signed with the New York Jets, but the Dolphins couldn't count on him to make a full recovery anyway.

In Rogers, the Dolphins have the chance to have a dangerous kick returner for the first time in quite a while.

Even if he doesn't pan out, it certainly was worth taking the chance.


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