Miami Dolphins,New York Jets Pursuing Brandon Gibson

Dec 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson (11) celebrates after catching a pass for the winning touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Rams beat the Bills 15-12. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent wide receiver Brandon Gibson has been gaining a lot of interest on the open market as a potential back up plan for teams that missed out on Mike Wallace. Gibson doesn’t have the game-breaking speed that Wallace has, nor can he do too much after the catch, but he is still only 25-years-old and has a lot of potential.

Two of the teams interested in Gibson are from the AFC East — the New York Jets and, interestingly enough, the Miami Dolphins, despite signing Wallace.

Gibson is heading to New York for a visit today, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. If Gibson does not land a deal with the Jets, he will be making a visit to Miami with the Dolphins.

You would have to view the Jets as the favorite for Gibson at this point. If the former sixth-round pick was to sign in New York, he would be one of the team’s starting wide receivers. In Miami, he would be the team’s No. 3 receiver at best.

It’s hard to imagine a young receiver not taking the opportunity that provides him the most playing time.

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Topics: Brandon Gibson, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, NFL Free Agency

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