Camp Countdown: Wide Receivers

Training Camp 2009 is scheduled to begin with the first practice on the morning of Aug. 2, and it figures to be an intriguing summer for the Dolphins. We take a look at the Dolphins heading into camp by breaking down the team by position with an analysis of the biggest issue at each spot and a projection of the roster battles. This installment looks at the wide receivers.


On the roster: Anthony Armstrong, Brennan Marion, Davone Bess, Brandon London, Ernest Wilford, Ted Ginn Jr., Brian Hartline, Greg Camarillo, Patrick Turner, Chris Williams

Number likely to be kept: 5 or 6

On the 2008 opening-day roster: Davone Bess, Greg Camarillo, Ted Ginn Jr., Derek Hagan, Brandon London, Ernest Wilford

The big training camp question: Can anybody, whether it be Greg Camarillo or Ted Ginn Jr., emerge as a bona fide No. 1 wide receiver?

Analysis: There was a lot of talk in the offseason about the Dolphins needing to go out and add a big name at this position, whether it be an Anquan Boldin or a Chad Johnson or maybe even a Plaxico Burress. But the team decided that what they had was sufficient, particularly after the additions of third-round pick Patrick Turner and fourth-round choice Brian Hartline. What the Dolphins have on the roster now is a large group of young players with potential, and the need for that big-play guy would be alleviated if Ginn can make a big jump in his third season. Because of the large number of player of similar ability, this figures to be one of the toughest positions for Tony Sparano and his staff to trim.

Who will make the team: Ginn, Camarillo, Bess, Turner, Hartline, Armstrong

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