Brandon Gibson WR MIA 24 Hrs

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has "no major (worries)" about Brandon Gibson's (patellar tendon) health, and believes he'll be able to go "full throttle" in the near future.

Gibson is in the final stages of his recovery, but should still be considered week to week. Gibson needs to be healthy for the preseason, where he'll attempt to hold off second-rounder Jarvis Landry for slot duties. There's a strong chance Gibson ends up settling in at No. 4 on the depth chart.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 1 Month

Ryan Tannehill says Brandon Gibson (patellar tendon) is "moving well, but still not 100 percent."

Gibson has taken part in some team drills at spring practices, but it's a legitimate question whether he'll regain his early-2013 effectiveness. Ruptured patellar tendons are among the toughest to recover from. Gibson will have to overcome the odds to not risk losing snaps to rookie Jarvis Landry.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 1 Month

Brandon Gibson (knee) is participating in team drills at Dolphins minicamp.

Gibson practiced in a limited fashion at OTAs and is likely still limited some at this week's minicamp. But he remains on pace to be full-go for training camp next month. The soon-to-be 27-year-old will try to hold off rookie Jarvis Landry for slot duties between Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline on the outside.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 2 Months

Brandon Gibson (knee) is on the field and participating in Tuesday's OTAs.

Gibson tore his patellar tendon in October, so he's made great strides and appears to be well ahead of schedule in his recovery. It's an important summer for Gibson after the team drafted Jarvis Landry, who projects as an immediate NFL slot receiver. 26-year-old Gibson has a real shot at being 100 percent for camp.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 3 Months

The Dolphins can save $1.735 million against the salary cap by releasing Brandon Gibson.

Gibson's roster spot is in danger after the Dolphins drafted WR Jarvis Landry in the second round. Landry has reliable hands and is an excellent blocker. He projects as an immediate contributor out of the slot and has drawn Hones Ward and Anquan Boldin comps. Gibson is coming off a torn patellar tendon.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 3 Months

Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey said he's been "pleased" with how Brandon Gibson (knee) has looked in the offseason conditioning program.

Gibson is seven months removed from knee surgery and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. Brian Hartline (knee) and Armon Binns (torn ACL) are also participating in OTAs.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 3 Months

Brandon Gibson (knee) is expected to be ready for minicamp.

Gibson is still recovering from knee surgery and will sit out the majority of OTAs. He should gain medical clearance by early June and return as the Dolphins' slot receiver as long as he's healthy. Gibson is due $2.7 million this season and signed through 2015.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 3 Months

Brandon Gibson has begun "light jogging" as he rehabs from his Week 8 patellar tendon tear.

Although recent speculation has posited Gibson's roster spot is in danger, the Miami Herald doesn't believe that to be the case. Cutting Gibson would cause a $2 million salary cap penalty. It's possible, however, that Gibson won't be ready for Week 1, perhaps opening the season on the reserve/PUP list.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 4 Months

The Palm Beach Post believes the Dolphins could consider releasing Brandon Gibson.

Gibson tore his left patellar tendon in October and is due $3.7 million in the second year of a three-year pact. The Dolphins would have to eat about $2 million to release Gibson, but they have a cheap, capable slot replacement in Rishard Matthews. Gibson should make the team as long as he's healthy.

Brandon Gibson WR MIA 9 Months

Dolphins placed WR Brandon Gibson on injured reserve with a torn left patellar tendon, ending his season.

It's a tough blow for a player who had missed just three games since 2009. Gibson is staring at a lengthy rehab, but could be ready for next summer's training camp. Gibson has no guaranteed money remaining on his three-year, $9.755 million contract, but is signed through 2015. Still only 26, he should be back as Miami's No. 3 receiver as long as he can get healthy.