Albert Wilson and the Dolphins have agreed to a renegotiated deal, reports ESPN’s Field Yates (via Twitter). The veteran wideout’s contract now has a base value of $3MM with another $1MM in incentives.
Wilson was set to make just under $9.5MM in 2020, and he had a cap hit close to $11MM. While he’s certainly not making that kind of money under his new deal, ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe opines (on Twitter) that it’s still more than he would have made on the “free market.”
Meanwhile, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald tweets that a pay cut seemed inevitable at some point this offseason. The move should free up between $5MM and $6MM for the Dolphins.
Wilson has spent the past two seasons in Miami, but he’s been limited to only 20 games (seven starts). In total, the 27-year-old has hauled in 69 receptions for 742 yards and five touchdowns during his stint with the Dolphins. He also has 61 rushing yards on 13 attempts, and he’s completed two of three passing attempts for 72 yards and one touchdown.
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