Dolphins the front-runner for Albert Wilson

Ruben Hill
March 13, 2018

The ex-K.C. wideout is the third receiver to agree to a deal before the NFL's new league year opens Wednesday, joining Allen Robinson (Bears) and Sammy Watkins (Chiefs). Teams cannot agree to contracts with players and can only discuss numbers with the players agent. Miami emerged as a front runner for the speedy receiver on Monday night. He earned 42 catches for 554 yards and three touchdowns and built a strong rapport with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Week 17. He is young and coming off his rookie contract. But Rapoport added that "it's still fluid" as Wilson's market is "hotter than expected". Landry, by comparison, had 112 catches previous year alone, even though he averaged only 8.8 yards per catch.

As stated Wilson is a fast receiver but it's unclear if he will play slot. During his final season at Georgia State, the Port St. Lucie High School grad rushed for 251 yards on yards on 24 carries. If they used the franchise tag on him and couldn't find a trading partner, Miami was going to be stuck either having a $16 million cap hold for this year on a slot receiver or facing a situation where they had to give Landry a massive extension.

Landry was the NFL's most productive receiver through the first four years of a career with 400 receptions, including a league-leading 112 catches last season.

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