The trade came as a result of sudden instability within the Vikings wide receiving core and the Dolphins' active search for a more solid secondary. In return, Miami receives six-year veteran defensive back Benny Sapp, a South Florida native.
But now that Camarillo is gone, who will step up in replacement?
Out of the available receivers still on the roster, the team must decide between Patrick Turner, Marlon Moore, Roberto Wallace and Julius Pruitt. As of now, it seems that Turner will likely get the nod entering the regular season.
|Patrick Turner in game two of the preseaon.|
Another factor to consider is the possibility of the Dolphins acquiring another receiver in the market. Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel labeled Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd as potential targets, since they have both been rumored to be on the trading block. Such a move would then leave Turner and Moore to compete for the fifth and final wide receiver spot.
As a result of Camarillo's departure, here is what Miami's WR depth chart looks like: Brandon Marshall as the number one, Brian Hartline as the number two and Davone Bess as the primary slot receiver. The remaining two spots are yet to be determined, but should be set by game four of the preseason.
While Miami has now rid themselves of Ted Ginn Jr. and Camarillo's services, the organization feels that Marshall's presence alone has upgraded their passing game. This cannot be determined at this stage of the season, but will soon be put to the test with the Dolphins' formidable opening schedule, including a Camarillo reunion in Minnesota during week two. DolFans can only hope that their team is not on the receiving end of Camarillo's heroics that day.