The Miami Dolphins are willing to take a chance on oft-injured WR Terry Glenn.
Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting the former Dallas Cowboys receiver is about to rejoin Bill Parcells again. Engel cited two unnamed sources in his story out of Oxnard, Calif., where the Cowboys are holding camp.
The signing would reunite Glenn and Parcells a third time. Parcells, now the Dolphins football operations boss, coached Glenn with the New England Patriots and the Cowboys.
Yes, Glenn is the player Parcells once referred to as “she,” but Glenn eventually won him over. Ninety catches for 1,132 yards as a rookie will do that. Glenn, who turned 34 last week, has amassed 1,000 receiving yards four times in his 12 NFL seasons. He caught 70 passes for 1,047 yards and six touchdowns two seasons ago.
The Cowboys cut Glenn on Friday over concerns about his right knee. He underwent two surgeries last year and missed 15 games. But when Glenn was healthy, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano was impressed.
Sparano, who spent the previous five seasons as a highly involved Cowboys offensive assistant, was asked about Glenn on Saturday. He agreed Glenn could be a dangerous threat for somebody.
“That’s the way he looked,” Sparano said of Glenn’s late-season return in ’07. “He looked like the Terry Glenn that I knew.”
Glenn’s value would be enhanced if he can be a mentor to fellow Ohio State product Ted Ginn Jr., a receiver and return specialist the Dolphins selected ninth overall last year.