Rishard Matthews: 'I've got to step up for Miami Dolphins'

Matthews: 'I've got to step up for Dolphins'
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews says that he must step up to replace Brandon Gibson for the rest of the 2013 NFL season.

Rishard Matthews has said that he has got to step up to help the Miami Dolphins' offense.

The wide receiver is set to replace Brandon Gibson, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn patella tendon.

The 24-year-old told reporters: "It's definitely tough for me. Brandon is definitely a leader in the room and I was learning a lot from him being a professional on and off the field.

"It's a big loss and at the same time I'm next up in line and I've got to step up for the offense. Coaches like guys that can go out there and catch the ball with their hands and that's what I try to do.

"I try to catch every ball thrown my way and just make a play when I can. Since OTAs I've been backing up each position and I've been playing this position since last year and it's just go out there and try to make plays and catch the ball when it's thrown my way."

Matthews has 93 receiving yards so far this season.

Brandon Gibson #10 of the Miami Dolphins reacts to a first down during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Sun Life Stadium on September 22, 2013
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