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Hartline caught one pass for five yards on two targets in his 2014 preseason debut Saturday against the Steelers.

Hartline and Mike Wallace are locked in as the starters, but there may be a bit more competition for targets this year. The Dolphins' depth at wide receiver is quite clearly improved, and the team signed running back Knowshon Moreno, who is more of a receiving threat than either Lamar Miller or Daniel Thomas. Of course, Miami's offensive line will likely be better than it was last season, and Ryan Tannehill may also improve. If the passing game is a bit more prolific, Hartline shouldn't be too bothered by the increased competition for targets, so long as his playing time remains steady, as expected.

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Hartline is expected to make his preseason debut Saturday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Hartline is fully recovered from offseason knee surgery and could be a solid pick in fantasy leagues if quarterback Ryan Tannehill take that next step in his progression. It's a big if however.

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Brian Hartline (knee) is participating in Dolphins OTAs.

Hartline tore his PCL last Week 17, but avoided surgery and appears to already be full-go. He will remain a low-ceiling WR4/5 option in re-draft leagues.

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The Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson speculates WR Jarvis Landry may have been drafted as WR Brian Hartline's eventual replacement.

The Dolphins are projected to be in cap trouble after the 2014 season and could save $3.15 million against the 2015 salary cap by parting ways with the steady but unspectacular Hartline. Mike Wallace could also be a candidate for release, but he would only save Miami $2.5 million and no one else on the roster brings Wallace's deep-threat skill set to the table. Hartline could put all of this talk to bed with a solid 2014 campaign.

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Brian Hartline (knee) is expected to ready for minicamp.

Hartline suffered a torn PCL in Week 17, but managed to avoid surgery. He hasn't had any setbacks and is currently ahead of schedule in his recovery. The Dolphins can save $4 million by releasing Hartline next offseason, so he's entering a make-or-break year in 2014.

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The Miami Herald reports Brian Hartline (torn left PCL) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Provided Hartline avoids setbacks, he should be ready for training camp. Going on his sixth year in the league, the Dolphins don't need to rush Hartline's recovery. As usual, Hartline will be a safe, but low-upside, WR3 for the 2014 season.

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Brian Hartline has been diagnosed with a torn PCL in his left knee.

It's not as bad as it sounds. Hartline won't need surgery and is fully expected to be ready for 2014 training camp after a rehab period. In fact, we'd be surprised if he wasn't ready even sooner as a PCL tear isn't nearly as severe as ACL tear. Hartline, who signed a $30.7 million contract a year ago, wrapped the season with a 76/1016/4 line. He now has a total of six touchdowns in his last 48 games.

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Brian Hartline left Sunday's Week 17 game against the Jets with a left knee injury.

Hartline was injured after a 25-yard reception in the first quarter and is listed as questionable to return. It's a huge loss for Ryan Tannehill and Miami's offense in a must-win game. Hartline managed to go over 1,000 yards receiving for the second straight season before exiting. He's very likely dealing with a serious injury. Marlon Moore has replaced him in the starting lineup.

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Brian Hartline (knee) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

The Dolphins are likely just managing Hartline's reps ahead of Sunday's must-win game. He'll almost certainly suit up against the Jets. Hartline needs only 22 yards to surpass 1,000 on the year.

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Brian Hartline caught two passes for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss at Buffalo.

Hartline turned in a brutal performance as he had three clear-cut drops and posted two grabs on 10 targets. His only real play was a 50-yard bomb from Matt Moore during garbage time. Hartline will take 978 receiving yards into a Week 17 game with the Jets, but he'll break the 1,000 barrier due to volume -- not strong play. He's now averaging 8.0 targets per game.