After holding an extensive workout for numerous veteran receivers the Miami Dolphins opted to sign a familiar face.
Julius Pruitt, a receiver who established himself as a special teams ace for Miami back in the 2011 season, has been re-signed by the Dolphins according to a league source.
Ironically, Pruitt was one of the first receivers Joe Philbin and his staff cut last training camp last year.
But the season-ending knee injury Armon Binns suffered earlier this week, and nagging injuries to fellow receivers Rishard Matthews and Brian Hartline are nursing prompted the Dolphins to re-sign the Miami native, and Ouachita Baptist product.
Fortunately for the Dolphins Pruitt already knows the basis of the team's offense, and should still know plenty of the players on the 2013 squad.
Pruitt played in nine games with the Dolphins, mostly on special teams, but didn't catch a single pass in an NFL game. However, he did catch seven passes for 61 yards in his three exhibition games with the Miami last year.
The Dolphins have a bunch of fringe NFL receivers in training camp, but the team was specifically looking for someone who would excel on special teams as a gunner and flyer, which happens to be the exact role Pruitt played in his previous stint with the Dolphins.
The Dolphins opted to sign Pruitt over more established veterans like Laurent Robinson and Austin Collie, who also attended Tuesday's workout. However, Pruitt's signing doesn't mean the team's search for players who can fill-out the receiver unit is over.