The Miami Dolphins have officially jumped into the free agent pool.
After agreeing in principle to trade star wide receiver Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns last week, Miami has started to fill the void of Landry by signing wide receiver Albert Wilson to a three-year, $24 million deal.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was the first to mention that the two sides agreed to a deal, with the contract set to become official tomorrow when the NFL’s league new year kicks off.
Wilson is the third wide receiver to already agree to a deal, joining Allen Robinson, who signed with the Chicago Bears, and Sammy Watkins, who signed with Wilson’s former team in the Kansas City Chiefs. Wilson was likely on the way out in Kansas City following the move to sign Watkins, as he became expendable following that transaction.
In Miami, Wilson will join a receiving core the features DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. It is not presently known who will be throwing the ball to these receivers, as it appears Miami is considering drafting a quarterback in the first-round of the 2018 NFL Draft in April. As things stand right now, it’ll be Ryan Tanehill throwing them the ball, who missed the entire 2017 season because of a knee injury.
The 25-year-old Wilson, who was born in Florida, put up quality numbers throughout his Chiefs career in limited action. While he played in 12-plus games each year, he didn’t nearly get average playing time. He put up 554 yards on 42 catches in 2017, finding the end zone on three separate occasions. Those numbers in 2017 brought his career totals to 124 catches, 1,544 yards, and 7 touchdowns.
Miami is expected to remain active in the pass-catching market, as they have so far been linked to Carolina Panthers free agent tight end Ed Dickson, and Philadelphia Eagles free agent tight end Trey Burton.
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