Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post writes that the Dolphins decision to select LSU WR Jarvis Landry in the second-round could be an indication that they are prepared to part ways with veteran WR Brian Hartline after the 2014 season.
Abramson mentions that Landry is more of a possession receiver, which happens to be Hartline’s role for the team over the past few seasons. Even though there has been some talk that the Dolphins aren’t too happy with Mike Wallace, his skill set is much different than either of these players and could be hard to replace in free agency or the draft.
Hartline, 27, signed a five-year, $30.775 million contract that includes $12.5 million guaranteed. He has four years remaining on this deal and they could free up $4 million by releasing Hartline after the season.
In the past two years, Hartline has put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with over 70 receptions.