The Miami Dolphins put wide receivers Laurent Robinson, Austin Collie and Julius Pruitt through workouts and medical tests on Tuesday in hopes of adding depth to the wide receiver position.
While Robinson and Collie have both been productive players in the past, both have a long history of serious concussions. Given their medical concerns, the Dolphins decided to welcome back a familiar face in Julius Pruitt, who spent time on the roster during the 2010 and 2011 seasons and during last year’s preseason.
Pruitt has been a reliable special-teams ace for the Dolphins in the past, which is certainly something they’ll want their fourth and fifth receivers to provide. He’s also flashed at times on offense, including a six-catch, 52-yard outing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in August of 2012.
The Dolphins will surely be looking for more production from Pruitt in the coming weeks to go along with his special-teams prowess.
Just because he was able to beat out Robinson and Collie, he’s no guarantee to make the team. He was one of the first receivers let go during last year’s training camp and he’s a week behind players like Marvin McNutt and Chad Bumphis.