By Eric Schmidt

The free agent class at the wide receiver position is continuing to thin out prior to the start of the free agency period next week. The Miami Dolphins have reached a new deal with WR Brian Hartline sources told NFL.com. The deal is worth a reported $31 million for five years with $12.5 million in guaranteed money.

Various reports suggest that the Miami Dolphins will aggressively target wide receiver Mike Wallace next week with the opening of free agency while trying to surround second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill with more offensive weapons. Reports suggest that Miami will be targeting free agent tight end Jared Cook as well next week.

Hartline enjoyed a breakout season with Miami in 2012 but is not a legitimate number one receiver. If the Dolphins could land Wallace and team him up with Hartline and Davone Bess, Miami will have solidified a serious need at the receiver position.

Hartline posted 74 receptions last season for 1,083 yards, both career highs for the fourth-round selection from Ohio State University.

 

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