It’s not Omar Cooper as expected last week, but the Miami Dolphins are adding another former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver.
The Dolphins have agreed with rookie Cedric Wilson Jr., an athletic, 6-foot 3-depth threat, according to a league source on Monday afternoon.
According to ESPN, the deal, which cannot become official before 4 pm on Wednesday, if a free agent is allowed to sign, is for three years and $ 22.8 million, with a guarantee of $ 12.75 million, according to ESPN.
Wilson in his third season outside of Boyce reached a career-high with the Cowboys, making 45 receptions, 602 reception yards and six touchdowns.
Wilson’s last game with the Cowboys was a defeat in the round of the San Francisco 49ers, in which the new Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel was the coordinator of the offensive. Wilson, who had five receptions for 62 yards in this playoff game, is seen as the receiver with the top. He could find a bigger role in Miami after playing in a deep reception building in Dallas for CD Lamb, Cooper and Michael Gallup, and Tight and Dalton Schultz was also a target.
It was believed that the Dolphins were involved in a joint venture between Cooper, a former Northwestern High product in Miami, before the Cowboys eventually exchanged him and his $ 20 million-a-year contract for the Cleveland Browns. Miami, however, land another former Northwestern Bull to defender Teddy Bridgewater for backup Tua Tagawailoa.
Wilson will be paired with the likes of Jaylen Waddle, who is coming out of a record-breaking rookie season, and tight-end Mike Gesiki, who signed a tender for the franchise on Monday. The often injured DeVante Parker receiver is also still under contract.
Wilson’s eponymous father played seven NFL seasons in the early 2000s with the 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2005, he won the Super Cup with the Steelers.
Dolphins general manager Chris Grier and coach Mike McDaniel add to the offensive playmakers Tagawailoa, who will have at his disposal between Wilson and a former Arizona Cardinals who ran back to Chase Edmondswhich is a threat to catch a pass from the back field.
Miami has also yet to meet an even greater need for help in the offensive line until their first three moves other than maintaining Emanuel Ogba’s excellent defense in Miami with a lucrative contract on Monday added backing, receiver and backup quarterback. The three additions also did not beat the banks for the Dolphins, which on Monday became free agencies with $ 48 million.
High-quality free agents remain available at tackle positions, including the best option of Teran Armstead of New Orleans Saints. However, several security guards and centers agreed to terms elsewhere.
Leiken Tomlinson, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, where he played under McDeniel, moved to the New York Jets, where another former 49ers assistant, Robert Saleh, is the head coach. Another veteran, first selected in the Pro Bowl in 2021, Roger Suffold, moved from the Titans to the Bills. Brendan Scherf, considered by many to be the chief security guard in this free agency class, traveled from Washington to the Jacksonville Jaguar.
When the Dolphins wanted to move from Michael Deiter to center, various better options remained between Ryan Jenson of Tampa Bay, Ben Jones of the Titans and Brian Allen of the Los Angeles Rams.