Wilson has lined up at three different positions during the first couple days of OTAs, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Wilson was highly coveted during the offseason, ultimately signing a three-year contract with the Dolphins. His versatility early in practice is a good sign, suggesting the team hopes to get him involved in different fashions. Miami also added Danny Amendola this offseason and retained DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, giving the club four established options at receiver in 2018.
Wilson signed a three-year, $24 million contract with Miami on Thursday.
The 25-year-old receiver will help fill the void created by the departure of Jarvis Landry, who was traded to Cleveland. Wilson is coming off of a 42-catch, three-touchdown season in which he totaled 554 yards for the Chiefs. The Dolphins also signed Danny Amendola in free agency and retain DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, so Wilson could be a hit-or-miss fantasy option when all the team's top wideouts are healthy.
Wilson is expected to sign a three-year, $24 million deal with the Dolphins when the league year begins Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Dolphins didn't take long to find their replacement for Jarvis Landry, reaching terms with a veteran slot receiver who set career-high marks for catches (42), targets (63), receiving yards (554) and receiving touchdowns (three) last season, despite playing only 13 games. Wilson is a clear downgrade in terms of physicality and instincts, but he does offer an element of straight-line speed that Landry lacks. The 25-year-old former Chief owns career marks of 12.5 yards per catch and 7.8 per target -- impressive work for a guy who primarily works from the slot. The contract suggests Wilson will have a good chance to establish a new persona best for targets, though he'll probably land far shy of Landry's 160 from last season.
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said he would like to re-sign Wilson, who can become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year opens March 14, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
Primarily a slot receiver, Wilson posted career-high marks for catches (42), targets (63), receiving yards (554) and receiving touchdowns (three) in 2017, despite missing three games due to injury. The Chiefs likely will make a run at bringing him back, but a slew of other teams also figure to have interest, perhaps viewing Wilson as a cheaper alternative to the likes of Allen Robinson, Sammy Watkins and Paul Richardson. The Bears can make an especially strong pitch, offering plenty of cap space and a glaring need at wide receiver, along with the prospect of reuniting Wilson with head coach Matt Nagy, who served as offensive coordinator in Kansas City last year. A move to Chicago likely would be a positive for Wilson's fantasy value, as there isn't much room for continued growth in a KC offense that features Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill.
Wilson's practice reps were monitored by the Chiefs this week, as he progressed from a DNP on Tuesday to full participation Thursday. A season-best 10 catches for 147 yards in Week 17 was made possible by absences from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, so Wilson will be the fourth option, at best, in the passing attack, with versatile running back Kareem Hunt also expected to handle his workhorse role.
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|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||12||35||451||12.9||44||2||6||3||19|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||5||31||279||9.0||42||2||4||1||11|
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|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||12||5||26||5.2||8||0||0||1|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||5||2||50||25.0||55||1||1||1|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||7||3||6||2.0||6||0||0||1|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||1||21||21.0||21||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||1||18||18.0||18||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||4||3.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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