Jarvis Landry was a Pro Bowl receiver last year, but still was the team’s No. 1 punt returner.
Some said that workload isn’t sustainable. Perhaps the Miami Dolphins agree.
On Thursday, they added a player who might lighten Landry’s special-teams load.
A.J. Cruz, an Arena Football League wide receiver, signed with the team Thursday, according to his representatives.
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Cruz, just 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds, isn’t your typical prospect. He played defensive back at Brown and wasn’t drafted out of college. Cruz spent two years in the AFL, most recently with the Arizona Rattlers. He did go to camp with the Chicago Bears in 2015, but was among the last cuts.