3 Most Likely Landing Spots for Kenny Stills if Cut By Dolphins
By Dan Israeli
Kenny Stills found his name in the news this week, when the outspoken Miami Dolphins wide receiver called out hip hop mogul Jay-Z over his partnership with the NFL.
The remarks led to an awkward occurrence at practice, when Dolphins coach Brian Flores decided to add a bunch of Jay-Z songs to the playlist, which he later said was done to challenge the wide receiver to play better and focus his attention on the field.
This was not the first incident involving Stills, who has participated in pregame kneeling protests in the past and has also been critical of Dolphins owner Stephen Ross over holding a fundraiser for President Donald Trump. According to Evan Silva of Establish the Run, based off a report from the Miami Herald, Stills is now a possible candidate to be cut by the team.
While it's all speculation at this point, here are three teams that stand to benefit if Stills is indeed cut.
3. Tennessee Titans
The teams that will be most interested in Stills should likely be the ones in need of a wide receiver that can stretch the field. The Tennessee Titans fit the mold, as they have a versatile lead receiver in Corey Davis and a reliable slot guy in Adam Humphries, but lack a true deep threat. It will also take rookie A.J. Brown some time to develop, meaning Stills would likely start at outside WR in two-receiver sets. Marcus Mariota owns a career 7.5 yards per attempt mark, and would stand to benefit from having someone that can take the lid off the defense, opening up more room for Davis and Humphries to do damage underneath.
2. Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins took Dwayne Haskins 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, after he dazzled as a one-year starter at Ohio State, throwing 50 touchdowns. Unfortunately, Haskins joined a team with arguably the worst pass catching options in the league, which is not ideal for a rookie quarterback. Haskins averaged 9.14 yards per attempt last season, so the deep ball is clearly one of his best assets. Adding a player like Stills would give the rookie an option that truly takes advantage of his elite arm strength, if and when he lines up under center during the 2019 NFL season. The Redskins currently have the underwhelming duo of Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson at the outside receiver spots.
1. Seattle Seahawks
Projected to be one of the most run-heavy teams of the 2019 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks clearly don't need a wealth of options at the wide receiver position. Still, with Doug Baldwin retiring in the offseason, as well as D.J. Metcalf and David Moore currently dealing with injuries, even a team as run-centric as the Seahawks could use some help. Stills would fit in perfectly, as Russell Wilson is uber-efficient as a passer and known to take a few shots downfield during a game. Tyler Lockett is an explosive weapon, but will assume more of a possession receiver role now with Baldwin out of the picture. Stills might not get a lot of targets if he joined the Seahawks, but the ones he would get would likely result in a bunch of splash plays.
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