ESPN believes Ford should provide an experienced option for a depleted Patriots receiver group and he has the versatility to play both outside and slot receiver. He's mostly played the slot this season. The Patriots have been in need of reinforcements as Julian Edelman (knee) is on injured reserve and N'Keal Harry missed Sunday's loss against the Buffalo Bills. They have elevated undrafted free agent Isaiah Zuber from the practice squad four different times this year.
Meanwhile for the Dolphins, it could open the door for a trio of young players they would like to evaluate there the rest of the season: rookie third-round pick Bowden Jr., rookie seventh-round pick Perry and practice squad receiver Callaway who saw his NFL suspension expire this week and is a likely candidate to be elevated to the 53-man roster soon, an ESPN story said.