Chosen Anderson

Dolphins Activate RB De’Von Achane

The Dolphins have officially activated their electric rookie running back, De’Von Achane from injured reserve in advance of tomorrow’s matchup with the Raiders. The team announced the move along with a number of other Saturday transactions in preparation for Week 11.

The rookie back was placed on IR in Week 6, a move which guaranteed at least a month-long absence. Achane was able to return to practice earlier this week in order to be activated as soon as possible. Head coach Mike McDaniel even hinted that Achane could have continued playing through the injury with a knee brace, but the team chose to exercise caution with the health of their 22-year-old phenom.

Achane has now missed the four games required for an IR stint and will hope to pick up where he left off. Before landing on IR, Achane displayed an outstanding three-game stretch in which he accounted for 518 scrimmage yards and seven touchdowns. He returns to a position group that has been anchored by Raheem Mostert in his absence, with Jeff Wilson and Salvon Ahmed serving as change of pace backs.

Miami had waived wide receiver Robbie Chosen in anticipation of Achane’s activation, but the team will bring him back on a practice squad contract and elevate him on Sunday as a standard gameday elevation. In order to make room for the veteran receiver, the Dolphins released running back Jake Funk from their practice squad. Offensive guard Chasen Hines will join Chosen as a practice squad elevation for tomorrow.

Dolphins To Retain WR Robbie Chosen Via Practice Squad

SEPTEMBER 4: As is the case with a number of players recently let go by their respective teams, Anderson has remained with the Dolphins by signing to their practice squad, ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques notes. The veteran will thus be eligible to be elevated from the practice squad for gamedays or to work his way onto the active roster depending on Miami’s depth at the WR spot. To make room on the taxi squad, defensive end Randy Charlton was released.

AUGUST 29: With his third team and on his third name in the past three years, Robbie Chosen received word he did not make the Dolphins’ 53-man roster. Miami is releasing the veteran wide receiver, Jordan Schultz of The Score tweets.

The former Robby Anderson/Robbie Anderson/Chosen Anderson had moved from the Panthers to the Cardinals to the Dolphins since the 2022 trade deadline. He signed a one-year, $1.32MM deal with Miami this offseason. The Dolphins guaranteed the former Jets starter just $153K.

Anderson, 30, had reached out to the Dolphins about a deal in the spring. During an offseason in which Miami also brought in Braxton Berrios, the team worked out a deal. But Anderson will not be part of a veteran-laden receiving corps. Berrios joins Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson Jr. as receivers on veteran deals in Miami. Two years remain on Jaylen Waddle‘s rookie contract. River Cracraft and 2022 fourth-round pick Erik Ezukanma remain with the team as well.

After a strong showing with the Jets over the course of his own rookie pact, Anderson landed a multi-year free agent deal with the Panthers. His time there began as planned, as he recorded a career-best 95 catches for 1,095 yards. That performance offered reason for optimism moving forward, but things took a turn for the worse starting in 2021. The former UDFA saw a notable drop in production despite an uptick in playing time that year.

Dissatisfaction with his usage led to increasing tension with then-head coach Steve Wilks this past campaign. An episode on the sidelines resulted in Anderson being removed from the game, and his trade to the Cardinals took place one day later. The Temple product was unable to lock down a spot in Arizona or Miami. He will thus join the group of veterans eligible to sign with a new team if sufficient interest exists. He could also be a practice squad candidate to start the year if he winds up remaining with the Dolphins.

Contract Details: Hurts, Robinson, Ward, Perryman, Anderson

Here are some details on deals signed recently around the NFL:

  • Jalen Hurts, QB (Eagles): Five years, $255MM. We had received some broad numbers from the deal, and some details still elude us, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter provided some cap numbers recently. Hurts will represent a $6.15MM cap hit in 2023, $13.56MM in 2024, $21.77MM in 2025, and $31.77MM in 2026.
  • Allen Robinson, WR (Steelers): Three years, $46.5MM. We covered some details, like how the Rams will pay most of Robinson’s 2023 salary in a nearly two-to-one split. According to Jason Fitzgerald of, the Rams will additionally take on $21.45MM of dead money for Robinson moving forward, pushing them up to about $74MM of dead cap in 2023.
  • Jimmie Ward, S (Texans): Two years, $13MM. The deal, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2, has a guaranteed amount of $8.5MM consisting of a $4MM signing bonus, Ward’s 2023 base salary of $2.5MM, and $2MM of his 2024 base salary (worth $5.5MM total). Ward will receive a per game active roster bonus of $29,411 for a potential season total of $500,000. The contract also includes an annual playing time incentive. If Ward plays 60% of the team’s defensive snaps, he’ll receive an additional $250,000. He’ll get two more $250,000 bonuses for reaching both the 70% and 80% snap share totals, as well.
  • Denzel Perryman, LB (Texans): One year, $2.6MM. We were aware that Perryman could push the value of his deal to $3.5MM with incentives, but thanks to Wilson, we now know how he can do that. The additional $900,000 is based on playing time. Perryman can earn $300,000 bonuses for reaching each of the 60%, 70% and 80% thresholds of defensive snap shares for the Texans.
  • Eric Rowe, S (Panthers): One year, $1.32MM. The deal, according to Wilson, has a guaranteed amount of $852,500 consisting of a $152,500 signing bonus and $700,000 of Rowe’s base salary (worth a total of $1.17MM).
  • Kris Boyd, CB (Cardinals): One year, $1.23MM. The contract, according to Wilson, has a signing bonus of $152,500 and a base salary of $1.08MM.
  • Dante Pettis, WR (Bears): One year, $1.23MM. The deal, according to Wilson, includes a signing bonus of $152,500 and a base salary of $1.08MM.
  • Troy Reeder, LB (Vikings): One year, $1.23MM. The contract, according to Wilson, has a guaranteed amount of $100,000 consisting partially of a $25,000 signing bonus. Reeder’s base salary will be $1.08MM, and he can receive an additional workout bonus $25,000 and a roster bonus of $102,500 if he’s active Week 1. The deal includes a per game active roster bonus of $6,029 for a potential season total of $102,500.
  • Drew Sample, TE (Bengals): One year, $1.23MM. The contract, according to Wilson, has a signing bonus of $52,500 and a base salary of $1.08MM. Sample will also receive a roster bonus of $75,000 and a workout bonus of $25,000.
  • Armon Watts, DT (Steelers): One year, $1.23MM. The contract, according to Wilson, has a signing bonus of $152,500 and a base salary of $1.08MM.
  • Elijah Wilkinson, OL (Cardinals): One year, $1.23MM. The deal, according to Wilson, has a guaranteed amount of $1.09MM consisting of a $152,500 signing bonus and $940,000 of Wilkinson’s base salary (worth a total of $1.08MM).
  • Khadarel Hodge, WR (Falcons): One year, $1.2MM. The contract, according to Wilson, has a base salary of $1.08 and a roster bonus of $120,000 if he is active for Atlanta’s first game of the season. The deal also includes a per game active roster bonus of $7,500 for a potential season total of $127,500.
  • Chosen Anderson, WR (Dolphins): One year, $1.17MM. The deal, according to Wilson, includes a signing bonus of $152,500.
  • John Penisini, DL (Panthers): One year, $940,000, according to Wilson.
  • Kevin Jarvis, OL (Bills): One year, $750,000, according to Wilson.

Dolphins Taking Calls On Cedrick Wilson; Chosen Anderson Reached Out To Team

Cedrick Wilson signed a three-year, $24MM Dolphins deal 13 months ago, but the former Cowboys wide receiver is believed to be available. GM Chris Grier addressed Wilson’s status Wednesday.

The Dolphins have indeed taken calls on their No. 3 wideout, who is due $7MM base salaries in 2023 and ’24. While Grier said the expectation is Wilson will be back for a second Miami season, the possibility of a trade appears to remain.

Teams have called; we’re not shopping him,” Grier said, via the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. “We’ve had a couple teams reach out. He’s a real good guy. We’re trying to do right by him.”

Grier’s comments come a few weeks after the Herald report indicated Wilson was available. Since that report, the Dolphins have signed Chosen Anderson. The team already added Braxton Berrios, whom Grier said will play some slot receiver — while pointing to the ex-Jets target being locked in as the Dolphins’ new return man — and has Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle entrenched atop the depth chart.

A 2018 sixth-round pick, Wilson, 27, disappointed during his first Dolphins season. In 15 games, Wilson caught just 12 passes for 136 yards and no touchdowns. Those numbers are obviously out of step with the contract Wilson signed and stand to drive down Wilson’s trade value. Grier’s comments on the team’s auxiliary receivers point to (via’s Armando Salguero) neither Wilson nor Anderson having a guaranteed place on the 53-man roster.

Anderson, 29, reached out to the Dolphins about a potential deal, Grier said, and spent multiple days in talks with wide receivers coach Wes Welker — in addition to talking with Mike McDaniel — before the Dolphins brought him aboard. Anderson is three years removed from his best season — a 1,096-yard year with the 2020 Panthers — but has not come close to replicating that performance since. Carolina interim HC Steve Wilks dismissed Anderson from the sideline during a loss to the Rams; the team traded him to Arizona a day later. A South Florida native, Anderson caught just seven passes in 10 Cardinals games.

I told him don’t rush through this decision just because it’s home,” Grier said. “Talk to other teams. We have two dynamic players that are starters. We told him what the role would be and he’s excited and all in. We’re excited to add him. We didn’t promise him anything. We have good young players. He understood that.”

Beyond Waddle, the Dolphins do not have other notable rookie-contract wideouts on their roster. Trent Sherfield, who totaled 417 yards last season, signed with the Bills. That leaves the door open for Wilson, Anderson or Berrios to pick up the slack as a tertiary Tua Tagovailoa target.

Dolphins To Sign WR Chosen Anderson

Chosen Anderson had an underwhelming 2022 campaign with the Panthers and Cardinals, but he is now set for a new start. The veteran receiver has agreed to a deal with the Dolphins, per ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques (Twitter link).

Anderson, 29, saw his time in Carolina come to an abrupt end with a sideline argument with interim head coach Steve Wilks leading to his mid-game dismissal. He was traded to Arizona the following day, in a move which came as no surprise given the way his relationship with the Panthers unravelled. Anderson had been unable to replicate his 2020 success (95 catches, 1,096 yards) in the year-plus since that time, and thus represented a logical change-of-scenery candidate.

The former Jet arrived in Arizona with the opportunity to carve out a notable role for himself, but that didn’t take place. Anderson logged a snap share of just 30% in 10 games with the Cardinals, registering seven scoreless receptions. He was among the team’s cost-cutting releases last month, which allowed him to choose his next destination via free agency.

Miami will present a challenge for Anderson in terms of finding snaps in a starting or rotational capacity. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle comfortably sit atop the Dolphins’ WR depth chart, but Anderson will now look to add to the team’s options behind those two at the position. Miami is undecided on the fate of veteran Cedrick Wilson, but they are willing to trade him. Especially if the latter is moved, Anderson could have a path to earning a 53-man roster spot this summer.

The Dolphins will represent Anderson’s fourth NFL team, and an opportunity to rebuild his value to an extent. Several years removed from not only his lone 1,000-yard campaign, but also the 2017 season in which he totaled 941 yards and seven touchdowns, the former UDFA is likely eyeing a complimentary workload at most for the remainder of his career. His next chapter will take place in Miami, where the team will look to replicate its 2022 success in the passing game while Anderson will look for some long-term stability in his latest home.