Wilson primarily worked with the second-team offense Thursday, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins didn't give Wilson a three-year, $24 million contract to keep him on the bench, but it's hard to envision a large workload in an offense that also features Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Danny Amendola. The team has talked up Wilson's versatility, perhaps hinting at a role as the top backup for all three receiver spots. Such a role could entail 20-30 snaps per game, with the potential for much more if one of the starters was to miss time. The logjam will become even more worrisome if the Dolphins also plan to keep Jakeem Grant involved.
Wilson's versatility has caught the eye of Miami's receivers coach Ben Johnson, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports. "It's really triggered us to say he's not limited in the slot, he's not limited outside," Johnson said of Wilson. "He can line up in the backfield. He can do so many different things for us."
In addition to his versatility, Wilson's speed has caught the attention of coach Adam Gase. The soon-to-be 26-year-old receiver inked a three-year, $24 million contract with the Dolphins in March. At the time, it wasn't a high-profile signing, but there are some looks to be had in the Miami passing offense, following the trade of Jarvis Landry (112 catches on 160 targets in 2017) to Cleveland. Fellow free-agent addition Danny Amendola is a proven option out of the slot and thus also in the mix to absorb some of Landry's previous role, but Wilson's yards-after-catch ability could help him secure enough of a role in 2018 to merit fantasy consideration in deeper leagues. Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker are also in the team's wideout mix, which likely hampers Wilson's weekly ceiling out of the gate, but if injuries hit, Wilson's versatility will be an asset to the Dolphins.
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.
|P4||8/30/18||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|8||10/25/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||2||16||260||16.3||48||0||4||1||12|
|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|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||7||42||554||13.2||63||3||4||1||32|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|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|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|