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Brian Hartline | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Ohio State
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Dolphins released WR Brian Hartline.
A low-ceiling receiver who is allergic to the end zone, Hartline bottomed out with a miserable 2014 season (39 catches for 474 yards in 16 games). It would have been preposterous for Miami to keep him at his $5.9 million salary. Hartline has a pair of 1,000-yard seasons on his resume, but he's a complementary receiver at best. Hartline's departure makes the Dolphins more likely to keep Mike Wallace and gives another boost to second-year slot WR Jarvis Landry. Still only 28, Hartline could be a starter on a team like the Browns. He also happens to be from Canton (OH) and played college football at Ohio State. Feb 27 - 10:19 AM

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The Dolphins can save $5.95M in cap space by designating Brian Hartline as a post-June 1 cut.

Doing so would leave behind $1.4M in dead money in 2015, the ramifications of a bloated five-year, $30.7M deal handed to Hartline in March of 2013. Perhaps the more logical move is to negotiate a pay-cut that puts him more in line with other No. 3 and 4 receivers around the league. It's unclear if agent Drew Rosenhaus and his client are willing to accept that.
Jan 12 - 8:51 AM

Brian Hartline caught five balls for 94 yards in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Hartline entered this one coming off back-to-back goose eggs. He finishes the season with 39 receptions, 474 yards, and two touchdowns. Although Hartline played a lot of snaps in first-year OC Bill Lazor's offense, his passing-game role was deservedly reduced. Owed nearly $6 million in 2015, Hartline seems like a long shot to return to the Dolphins, particularly after the emergence of rookie Jarvis Landry.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Brian Hartline was held catch-less in Week 16.

Hartline dropped a pass on the first offensive snap of the game and wasn't targeted again. He will likely be a candidate for offseason release.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Brian Hartline was held without a catch on two targets in Miami's Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

One of Hartline's missed connections was a deep ball he lost in the sun. Hartline has three catches for 20 yards over his past three games.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught 2-of-4 targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 14 loss to the Ravens.

Paid like a prince, Hartline continues to produce like a pauper. He enters Week 15 with all of 34 catches on the year.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:06:00 PM

Brian Hartline (knee) is listed as probable for Week 14.

Hartline was limited in practice throughout the week, but won't miss any time. He's behind Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry for targets and no higher than the No. 3 option.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 06:33:00 PM

Brian Hartline (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Hartline is day to day. He's expected to be available for Week 14 barring a setback. Hartline has just seven catches over his last four games.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Brian Hartline's knee injury is just a bruise, and he's expected to be available for Week 14.

That's "barring a setback." The Dolphins' No. 3 receiver has seven catches over his past four games.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:51:00 PM

The knee injury Brian Hartline sustained Monday night is not believed to be serious.

Hartline is likely dealing with a sprain of Grade 1 or 2 variety. With Jarvis Landry coming on strong over the last month, Hartline has rightfully been relegated to the Riley Cooper role in Bill Lazor's offense anyway. The Dolphins won't miss him if he has to sit.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Brian Hartline exited Monday night's Week 13 game against the Jets with a knee injury and will not return.

Hartline originally hurt the knee in the first half. He jogged it off to come on for another couple plays, but was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the night at halftime. Brandon Gibson and Rishard Matthews will see more snaps. Hartline caught his lone target for nine yards before leaving. He's a non-factor.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught 2-of-2 targets for 39 yards in Miami's Week 12 loss to the Broncos.

The wildly overpaid No. 2 receiver now has 31 catches on the season.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:30:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught 3-of-4 targets for 55 yards in the Dolphins' Week 11 win over the Bills.

It was a veritable explosion for the forgotten No. 3 receiver, who did a lot of damage after the catch. The yards were Hartline's second most of the season. He remains miles from relevance in 12-14 team leagues.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 12:09:00 AM

Brian Hartline isn't complaining about his lack of targets this season.

Hartline's 43 looks are just 60th in the league. His 134 targets in 2013 were more than all but 17 receivers. "Coaches can use me as they see fit," Hartline said of his reduced playing time. Phasing out Hartline's involvement has been the absolute right move for the Dolphins, though he's grossly overpaid at $4.785 million this season. Hartline is currently due $5.9 million in 2015. That number will almost certainly be reworked.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught his lone target for one yard in Miami's Week 10 loss to the Lions.

The NFL's most overpaid player now owns a 26/266/1 line through the Dolphins' first nine games.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 06:36:00 PM

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