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Dolphins WR Pruitt makes most of opportunity

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By Kevin Fishbain

When both WRs Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore, the Dolphins' special-teams aces, went on injured reserve, there was little doubt who would take their place — WR Julius Pruitt, who was promoted to the active roster on Nov. 5 and played in nine games.

Pruitt, who spent both the 2009 and ’10 seasons and the first eight weeks of the '11 season on the practice squad, made an impact as a gunner and had two special-teams tackles. The entire Dolphins coverage team, which was a big part of the team's downfall in 2010, improved in ’11. Miami went from 22nd to 16th in opponent punt-return average and from 28th to 13th in opponent kickoff-return average.

Adding another wideout to the mix this offseason isn't out of the realm of possibility, which could make it a four-horse race to be the Dolphins' No. 5 receiver and special-teams contributor, and Pruitt made the most of his time this season.

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