It was one of the best compliments someone could place on a player who had just come out of the NFL's version of the trash heap.

Brian Hartline watched Armon Binns produce yet another impressive late-December practice a few weeks after the Dolphins claimed the second-year receiver off the waiver wire and described the new addition as the best waiver-wire find the Dolphins had made in his four seasons.

Keep in mind Hartline has seen plenty of receivers come and go during his Dolphins tenure, especially last season, where a long list of names like Legedu Naanee, Anthony Armstrong and Jabar Gaffney had fallen short of becoming factors for a talent-starved receiving corps.

Then Binns came along, and was so dominant in practice during his three weeks with the team, coaches made him the slot receiver for the final three games and began calling plays for him. Fast forward six months and, fortunately for Miami, this waiver-wire find continues to deliver.

Throughout the offseason practices the media has attended, Binns was consistently one of the team's top playmakers and served as the Dolphins' biggest red-zone threat for whichever quarterback he was paired with. Coach Joe Philbin said the biggest difference between Binns and the rest of Miami's offensive weapons has been his "play speed."

It was extremely fast, which explains why he periodically got the best of numerous cornerbacks during the offseason's non-padded practices, which resemble a flag-football game.