MIAMI - DECEMBER 19: Receiver Kevin Curtis #83 of the Miami Dolphins runs against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Kevin Curtis is a feel good story this year. He was once viewed as a pretty decent receiver until, earlier this year, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. In September, he had surgery to remove a cancerous testicle (please, no jokes because the procedure is quite serious and, as many of you know, people die of cancer). When his recovery time was complete, Curtis got back into the NFL by signing with the Dolphins back in early December.
Yesterday, the Phins cuts Curtis in a move that suggests Miami is looking to 2011.
At 6'0, 186 pounds, Curtis is well-suited as a slot receiver in the Colts offense. With wideout Austin Collie now on IR, signing Curtis would free up Blair White to play more on special teams. From National Football Post back on December 19th:
At 32 and after battling cancer, Kevin Curtis has lost a little speed. But the receiver still ran well for the Dolphins in his workout. The hope is he can still contribute to the offense this year. But he also gives the team another benefit—he can help teach the young Dolphins receivers how to run good routes and get open.
Curtis, like Austin Collie, is a
moron Mormon (though, if you are a Utah fan, I guess you think the BYU alum is a 'moron'). Also, like Collie, Curtis isn't especially fast, but is good at running routes and getting open. The Colts need that right now.
Hint, hint, Mr, Polian.