Dec 15, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) hauls in a catch as New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (37) defends during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins rumors: Trying to trade WR Rishard Matthews

The Miami Dolphins have both Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace on their roster, though neither has exactly proven themselves as a number one wide receiver.

It’s doubtful that fellow wideout Rishard Matthews would ever reach such a status as well, though he has proven himself to be a solid pass catcher in the past and adds depth to a position the Miami Dolphins are in need of. However, attempting to fill holes, it appears Miami’s front office is trying to trade Rishard Matthews.

A third-year wideout, Matthews hauled in 41 receptions during the 2013 campaign and nabbed two touchdowns in the process. However, his 10.9 yards per catch average was nothing to write home about and it appears as if the Dolphins are trying to strike while the iron is hot.

Considering the Miami Dolphins aren’t willing to release Rishard Matthews suggests they believe in him or at minimum, aren’t willing to give up on him without compensation coming their way. It’s very possible the Dolphins front office could simply be gauging trade interest in the former Nevada product, though given the deep free agent wide receiver pool (especially after some of Saturday’s cuts) it would seem that most would prefer to take a chance on a player like Stephen Hill for free.

Adam Beasley doesn’t go on to suggest what the Dolphins are looking for, though it’s known Miami is looking for a backup tight end.

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