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 look at the search for a backup tight end.

The Dolphins had great depth at tight end last season with rookie Randy McMichael, Jed Weaver, Desmond Clark and long-snapping specialist Ed Perry.

But that depth has been emptied by the free agent departures of Clark to Chicago and Weaver to San Francisco.

So the Dolphins are now left with only two tight ends on the roster. Reason to worry?

Not in the least.

The Dolphins really should have no problem coming up with a quality backup tight end, which is all they need, at some point. It does't have to be now because there will be guys available.

The Dolphins already had Marco Battaglia in for a visit and they might bring in former Buffalo starter Jay Riemersma next week.

Other free agent tight ends include Brian Kozlowski, Tyrone Davis, Pete Mitchell, Cam Cleeland, Jeremy Brigham, Jeff Thomason, John Allred, Ernie Conwell and Rickey Dudley.

Heck, even former Dolphins starter Hunter Goodwin is available.

The bottom line is: In case you were worried about the Dolphins now being thin at tight end, don't. Filling that need should be one of the easiest things the Dolphins do all offseason.


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